The motto of my nursery class:
"Sunshine is delicious,
rain is refreshing,
wind braces us up,
and snow is exhilarating;
there is no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather."
John Ruskin 1819-1900
I was fortunate enough to inherit some big A3 whiteboards from the afterschool club & now I wouldn't be without them. Infact, we now have a set for outside & inside. The quality of drawing is much higher on these than I ever see on a page, it's almost as the children feel more confident to draw on them because they know they can always wipe off the picture & start again. I don't like to generalise or stereo-type but I have found that girls are always more keen to spend time drawing with markers & crayons etc. whilst boys are less so. But with the whiteboards I can see no difference. (In fact all but 1 of these pictures is of boys artwork, tho' the fact there are 19 of them to only 7 girls may be one reason.) Check out some of the art produced by the 3 & 4 year olds in my class....