Talking about pictures and paintings is a great way to let kids know you’re interested in what’s going on in their imaginations. It’s also a great way to begin conversations and help kids learn new words!

Watch the video together. Later, let kids draw or scribble, then talk about what they’ve drawn: “Can you tell me more about this?” “Let’s make up a story about what is happening in your picture.” “I see you used a lot of dark red in this picture. Look, my sweater is dark red, too.”