Amie, 28 April 2007
I think AmieÂ has made (or is in the midst of making) a breakthrough in her drawing.Â I happened to catch it on video, and may try to find a way to share that clip with you (at present that is beyond my technical skills).Â
It has prompted me to startÂ writing a series of articles about the development of Amie’s drawings (so far). The first two installments can be found here:
- FirstÂ Drawings of a VeryÂ Young Child: Amie at 16 monthsÂ
- Circles and Coloring Books: Amie at 18 months
Also don’t miss a (growing) collection of Tips and ResourcesÂ for Drawing With Very Young Children.
The first series will document the development of Amie’s drawings from age 16 months to 20 months (December 2006 – April 2007).Â
Amie’s drawings serve as examples of the typical development of drawing in very young children. I touch upon the theory of art development in children, but there isn’t much available about this very early stage at the end of the secondÂ andÂ beginning of the third year.
And I know, I know! If I keep calling every minute change in my daughter’s drawing skills a “breakthrough,” the word won’t have any meaning soon. But I really think she made makingÂ progress that is not continuous: a leap, in other words. True, a small one, but visible,Â significant perhaps… Someone, a specialist, help me out here!