I’m late to this party, but hey. Here’s my #artvsartist2019
Pretend play starts around age 1. I’m thoroughly enjoying watching it evolve and the pretending become ever more complex ☺️
And, whoa, theory of mind is seriously wild and fascinating.
So...maybe it’s because I’ve been working lots, but I’m curious about whether play is important to adults, too. I’m sure feeling like it is!
How many ways can one toy be used? I loved this example about a bucket.
More about play! And since it’s #inktober I’m just inking, not coloring...we’ll see how long that lasts, though! 😉 I love me some color.
I’m fascinated by play. There’s seriously nothing better than sitting and watching this tiny human play. I love seeing him pretend. It’s how tiny humans learn—and it’s probably the most important work they do. And whoa, the research about play does not disappoint. There are some neat nuggets I can’t wait to share.
And a key definition for this comic: open-ended toys are toys that have multiple purposes, that can be used in a variety of ways, as far as a child can imagine. Some examples are blocks, kitchen sets, dollhouses—and of course, nature makes the best: sticks, rocks, sand, leaves, flowers, twigs.
I’ve been extra busy this semester. I’m exceedingly grateful to my favorite two mammals and dear friends for cheerleading. And I’m looking forward to more brain space for making and creating soon.
I’m excited to talk about my comics class this afternoon! Swipe left for the talk title 🤓
So, I was super excited when @longestshortesttime did a 3-part series on using donor sperm—definitely check it out!—and now I’m super excited that they’ve shared my chapter about donor sperm that’s up at @mutha_magazine. Link’s in my bio 🤗
I’m excited to talk about my comics-based biology class at the Western Michigan Medical Humanities conference this week. I’m also digging this amazing tome of a comic called Climate Changed, by Philippe Squarzoni. I learned a lot about climate change on the plane ride—fascinating science that’s really clear, interwoven with a compelling narrative.