When I was about 2, 3 years old, my mom drew me a little mermaid and told me the story. I was fascinated, it was like magic that the most beautiful picture just came from my mom’s pen. I believe that was when I fell in love with drawing and storytelling.
I want to inspire my children by drawing stories for them. Reading a picture book is one thing, but nothing can compare with seeing the process of an image emerge from nothing, and understanding anyone can do it. I want them to learn that drawing is a powerful tool, we can use it to express feelings and tell stories.
Here is a video I made about me drawing the story ” The Little Match Girl” to my children. It’s in Chinese, so most of you don’t understand, but I just want to encourage you to try this with your kiddos, it’s fun and sweet times.