He is a man made up of big lines, little lines, big curves, and little curves.
First, we listed to the Mat Man song.
Next, we built Mat Man as a class while we listened to the song.
Last, during centers, we had a chance to figure out
how to build Mat Man independently.
-name parts of the body
-listen to oral directions to attend to a simple task
-imitate teacher's body movements
-take turns with peers and/or adults
-demonstrate active listening by attending to instruction
-move an object in one band to position it for use, placement, or release
-notice and match meaning to visual information
When children learn how to build Mat Man, they can more easily approach drawing a person the same way. " Mat Man teaches children to draw and develop body awareness according to a recent unpublished pilot study."