My dd5 LOVES to do art and craft type projects. I thought she would be very into a nature journal as well, but when she tried to draw a robin and ended up with a smiley face with feet and a tail attached she was very upset. This was after watching the robins outside our house and reading a nicely illustrated book on robins. She came to me, so sad, because she knew that it didn't look 'right'. She has also done this with other drawing or art projects that we do. If we both draw flowers, she will get upset that mine look like real flowers and hers don't. I never thought about getting a drawing curriculum before, but it upsets her so much and she doesn't even want to try doing anything for her nature journal. Is this a skill that is supposed to just develop on it's own or is it a good idea to give her some help or direction in this area?
I had looked and the Rod and Staff Artpac 1 and thought it might be a good start but I don't know anyone else that has used it. Anyone have other ideas?