Mat Man is a person we learned to build using big lines, little lines, big curves, and little curves.
First, we listened to the song, "Mat Man".
Next, we built Mat Man as a class
while following the directions in the song.
Last, we took turns during centers
to try and 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 hand to position it for use, placement, or release
-notice and attached meaning to visual information
When children know how to build Mat Man, they can more easily approach drawing the same way. "Mat Man™ teaches children to draw and develop body awareness according to a recent unpublished pilot study."