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Children’s drawings: what can we infer from them?

Children are developing constantly. We develop more in the first eighteen years of life than the following (hopefully) fifty or sixty.
Children’s drawings are a useful method to monitor the development a child goes through. From about the age of 12-18 months, the average child will be capable of making marks on paper (Cox, 1993; Thomas & Silk, 1990). It is believed that toddlers do not intend these to represent anything; the marks are simply done ‘randomly’. As the child ages, these marks become more representative and often more realistic. This post will explore the pattern of development for drawing, and also explain what can be inferred from a child’s drawing.

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