Ds and I were rewriting his chore list today and I encouraged him to draw a picture of each item on the list as a way of decorating it. He is almost 3.5, will be 4 in December, and every one of his drawings looked like his 1yo sister's scribbles. He was very upset about his drawing, and he rarely wants to draw anymore.
He is already in occupational therapy, and I do the "prescribed" activities with him every day, but they haven't said anything about drawing. It's been a while since I taught 3 yo preschool so I was wondering if you all have a 3 or young 4, or remember what your child could do at that age, and if you taught them how to draw simple things, how?
He can draw a circle, a straight line, the letters A, B, E, X and T, and that is after many, many dedicated "lessons" showing him how because he wanted to be able to do it. He knows how to write his name but just can't seem to manage it without hand over hand assistance. He knows what letter goes next, and can tell me how to form the letter (I have little sayings for each letter) but he can't do it. He can't copy at all.
I feel bad for him because today he broke his crayon because it wouldn't "go the right way and make things look nice."
I always hang up his drawings on the fridge and let him know *I* like his art. But he knows they look like scribbles and so he won't draw anymore for me. I just feel so bad for him.