AU: So Cosette, spill the beans – what are your favorite colors to paint with?
Cosette: I have three: purple, pink and gold. And I'm wearing pink right now!
AU: Do you like to draw, too?
Cosette: Yes, but I'm not very good.
Kristy-Anne: Cosette began going to preschool this year three mornings a week. The other day, they began painting in school with water-based paints. When we began teaching Cosette about painting, we talked with her about how to layer paints so they don't muddy with too many colors. When she paints, I'll say, ‘That color looks lonely. There should be some friendship over there.' That's how we talk about painting so she understands it. Now she can go back and recognize when it's gotten too muddy.