Creativity, Art and the Young Child, by W. Lambert Brittain.
I graduated in 1979, with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. This was a beloved text, as it gave much information about child development through their art.
These are the notes I made...
Our granddaughter, Josephine, is age 3 1/2, and I have just noticed her drawings. She is in the 'early representational' stage.
Her mandalas have arms and long legs.
She is in a fabulous private home day care, with her younger sibling, Isabelle.
Isabelle has just begun to imitate animals sounds. She was 1-year-old on May 7th.
These Key Experiences are important in pre-reading, pre literacy and pre-numeracy skills.
|Grandpa (left), Gramma (right)|
I love watching their development! There are many tests to give youngsters to test their intellectual development levels. This 'draw a man test', is an old one, but illuminating, nonetheless!