At M's school from day one they develop body awareness, as well as writing and drawing skills by using the Mat Man activity.
Its an interesting method, and really works! They start with a basic body, and add details throughout the year.
Here is M's first attempt of Mat Man at school:
I think its the face, with arms and legs sticking out.
Here is the most recent Mat Man sent home last week:
Notice the details of the fingers, toes, hair, and facial features. That is as good as I could ever draw a person!
She's learned so much this past year, I hope funding passes for next year's program...