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Doodles for Lunch, Dinner and any other time.

Aug11

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My son just loves to draw. And I love to keep his hands busy particularly if we’re out to a meal where waiting even just a normal amount of time can seem an eternity for a busy boy like mine.

Doodles at Lunch

Luckily, a friend gifted us with Doodles at Lunch a book filled with 36 tear-out placemats, seemingly tailor-made for my son. Each placemat comes with a six-to-eight step visual instruction on how-to doodle your own wacky animal or food. The drawings require good fine motor control and are intricate enough that your child will feel quite proud of his accomplishments. Heck, even I felt accomplished when I tried myself. I don’t think our nations’ school systems spend enough time teaching our kids how to draw. This is a skill we can get better at.

Doodles at Lunch

The book uses letters, numbers and familiar shapes to instruct in the detailed illustrations. It’s very innovative and with enough practice I can see your child soon teaching classmates how to doodle these same images. It’s that simple.

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When you’re done with Doodles at Lunch, you can move on to the companion Doodles at Dinner and now the follow-ups Chicken Doodle Soup and Super Hero Food Doodles. The recommended age is 6 years old, but if your kid is the type to get easily frustrated, you may want to try Doodle All Year by Taro Gomi first.

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Isabel Kallman

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Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of Alphamom.com.

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3 Responses to “Doodles for Lunch, Dinner and any other time.”

  1. jenny Aug 11 at 6:31 pm Reply Reply

    These are awesome!  Great find.

  2. Jaz @ Odd Mom Aug 11 at 8:50 pm Reply Reply

    I think my 11 year-old son would have a blast with these! Thanks!

  3. MusingsfromMe/Jill Aug 12 at 1:08 pm Reply Reply

    My kids would have fun with this. I write about making family mealtimes fun and something that a kid, tween, and teen want to sit at. Sometimes older kids want to shovel food and run!

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