Caleb, and his artwork.
Caleb was born on January 16, 2000. He has been interested in
shapes, patterns, and letters, almost obsessively, since he was
1 1/2 years old. When he watched cartoons, he always paid more
attention to the logos on the bottom corner of the screen than
the cartoon, and he used to sing himself to sleep with the alphabet.
In the grocery store, he was fixated on the logos on packages,
and to keep him occupied, I usually let him hold anything with
a label on it, just so he could admire it. It usually kept him
occupied for a long time!
Caleb learned the names of all the letters of the alphabet by
the time he was 1 year and 9 months old. After that, he learned
the sounds of them. He made it so easy for me to teach him...he
would just ask me what letters on signs, cereal boxes, book covers,
etc said, and I would answer him each time, and this is how he
learned. By the time he was 2 years old, he knew the sounds of
all the letters in the alphabet. From there, I taught him how
to put the sounds together, and he was reading "I can read"
books by the time he was 3 years old. I was, and still am, so
proud of him!
Caleb started drawing when he was 2 years old...it started on
the wall. I have painted over the walls over 20 times trying to
cover up scribble marks....but after a while, the pictures were
getting so cute that I had to take pictures before painting over
them. I eventually convinced him to draw only on paper, and since
then, he has drawn hundreds of drawings, of which I have kept
at least 150- 200 in a box.
I have decided to keep his drawings on this site, so I can watch
him improve, and let the world watch as well!
This gallery will be updated frequently, so be sure to check
back when you can!