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post #21 of 23

Try Googling "stages of art development in children" and similar. 

http://www.users.totalise.co.uk/~kbroom/Lectures/children.htm is one good link that I found. 

 

I did a whole project on the stages of art in children a few years back when working on my Early Childhood Education degree, but I can't find the scanned version and the actual project is at my old house right now... 

post #22 of 23

Just to make you feel better. My older son's preschool teacher told me his fine motor skills haven't developed... he now at 8 years old types meticulously and loves to do cursive. He is a budding artist, and when he refused to color things or do anything as directed, I never cared. His little brother is now five and I was certain he is not going to be the artist his brother is, because until very recently he just drew messes of lines. He amazed me with the stories that he could tell me about the lines... and it was more like once a month he cared to pick up a pen. but now all of a sudden he draws and paints every day and they look amazing. but try telling him HOW to... he will have his reason why HE likes to do it THIS way. And I would not want to kill that!

If your 4 year old prefers to try to cut the actual figure instead of the lines, then good job  for wanting to try harder, there's no way a normal, non prodigy child would NOT cut the tail off. 

post #23 of 23

At three and a half to four my DS only drew intersecting lines. He is now 14 and this is one of his drawings, yes it is Gregory Peck LOL - he was studying to Kill a Mocking Bird.

 

 

 

 

What I am saying is this probably doesn't mean anything and he will get there. 

 

ETA: I would say by eight years old it was obvious he had some artistic talent. 

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