1st Edition

Drawings of People by the Under-5s

By Dr Maureen V Cox, Maureen Cox Copyright 1996
    166 Pages
    by Routledge

    122 Pages
    by Routledge

    This work traces the development of the human figure in children's drawings, showing how children add to and alter their figures as they get older and more skilful. It discusses why children's drawings often seem so bizarre to adults, revealing what these figures tell as about the child's Intelligence Or Emotional Stability.; The Book Is Based In Examples From hundreds of children, but concentrates on a particular set of drawings gathered from one group of children attending a nursery. Also featured are drawings by children with learning difficulties, so that readers may see and learn from the different developmental patterns in the drawing of human figures. Additionally, the book makes comparisons of drawings by children in different cultures.

    Scribbling; tadpole figures; the transitional figure; drawing the body; is there an orderly development?; is development universal?; adapting the conventional figure; segmeting and threading; gender differences in children's figures; orientation of the figure; waht can figure drawings tell us about a child's intelligence?; children with intellectual impairment or learning difficulties; children with physical disabilities; Can Drawings Tell Us About A Child's Personality Or Emotional Stability?; giving a helping hand.


    Authored by Cox, Dr Maureen V; Cox, Maureen