Museum day in the school
I often attend my child's school events, but the event that impressed me the most seems to be 'Museum Day'. Because for this event, children make a 5-6 page book.
The topics and contents of the books are very diverse, and all of them deal with items that children are usually interested in or like. For example, my child likes guinea pigs, and the book below records the child's experience with guinea pigs and the information they want to convey.
The experience of raising a pet for children is very important. Because through it, children learn to love, raise and grow with small animals. The natural forms that surround us are made close to your home. Through this, children can commune with nature, coexist, cultivate, and learn through nature. In this respect, I too am grateful every day to our two lovely guinea pigs.
In the case of my child, I am learning the details of how much effort is required to care a lovable guinea pig. We are cleaning the cage every day. A child can help by changing the water. Treats and hey as regular meal for guinea pigs should be added enough, fresh and everyday. Don't forget to give vitamin C every day. Guinea pigs need to be watched and played with so they don't feel lonely.
Sometimes they want to eat more carrots, so they shake the cage and make a fuss. However, too much carrots can also damage their health. In this case, you will have to persuade the furries gently. You will learn which foods they like, which you should avoid to give them, and what to watch out for when holding guinea pigs.
Children learn a lot from animals, how to grow claws, how to trim them, and what to watch out for when giving them a bath.
I brought a guinea pig I drew on Museum Day. Children who see this picture say that guinea pigs don't look like this. I love that response. Because I didn't draw them lovingly on purpose.
My student Albert drew a very adorable guinea pig pictured below. I think children express the loveliness of guinea pigs well. But watching and growing are very different parts. To keep, I have to love everything my guinea pigs do, fight and shake the cage for carrots. And when you raise an animal, you know that even this kind of look is very adorable.
I believe that maintaining a beautiful mind for very lovable animals like the Albert picture below is the basis for loving and caring for nature. The same goes for painting. Everything comes from love.
Myungja Anna Koh