Parenthood for Dummies
Being a father is a wild ride. My name is Christopher & these are my observations, theories & comments on life as the dad of my two boys Ripley & Jayden. I write this to air my thoughts & update my friends & family with photos, videos and such like. For everyone else I offer hints and tips on parenting as I learn them. For legal reasons I make no direct reference to my employer or any of my colleagues.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Ripley and his drawing development
I found this excellent site on childhood artistic development milestones.
Ripley is only just gone 3, so he should now be moving from the scribbling stage into the early points of -
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The preschematic stage
First conscious creation of form occurs around age three and provides a tangible record of the child's thinking process. The first representational attempt is a person, usually with circle for head and two vertical lines for legs. Later other forms develop, clearly recognizable and often quite complex. Children continually search for new concepts so symbols constantly change.
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It is ME! He has clearly defined a head, eyes, mouth, body, arms and legs! I felt very honoured :)
He is now drawing T-rexs, which have long tails and zigzag mouths representing "scary teeth". He usually carefully cuts around the picture and gets upset if any appendages get sliced off. He certainly has an artistic streak. Jayden really enjoys art also, he is scribbling away like crazy! Watch this space for more!