She also loves markers.
In addition to these details faces (in link), she is also writing A's, H's and working on D and she makes sunshines and clouds that are artistic and expressive.
Enjoy it! Don't make a huge deal out of it, and provide a small table dedicated to art.
It's really not a big deal to me, I was just a little shocked. I really shouldn't be surprised, my artist skills aren't that bad. Plus my mom's father and my uncle are great artists.
I really do think art supplies are a great gift, I just went to the dollar store and bought markers, construction paper, scribble pads, kids scissors, paintbrushes, glue and glitter. I would like to get her an easel also. I just gave her a backpack and now the markers and scribble pads have been hanging out in there for easy access.
It just seemed early for a child to draw things that are obviously what they are supposed to be with such skill. Of course I am one proud mama.
i worked in daycare for several years. by the time kids were drawing like that, we were ready to move them to the three year old room. to move to the three year old room, they had to be potty trained and close to turning or already three. from my experience, that's a bit advanced.
I'd say your girl is very gifted. Provide her with as much art stuff as she so desires! My mom made sure that I was never without all the necessary art stuff.
My daughter, on the other hand, is 4.5 and STILL I have yet to see any bodies on her people - they usually just consist of a face with arms and legs sprouting from the head. Oh well.
(My 2.5 year old still scribbles a bunch of lines and calls them bugs or dogs or firetrucks, though they all look exactly the same). LOL!
DS is pretty good at circles and triangles and mixing colors together.
Today she did something interesting, she did a circley shape, then dashed it full of vertical lines, pointed to it and said "mommy!' I guess I have a lot of hair? lol...
Anyway, I'm also curious about standard artistic development. I remember seeing a book many years ago that had great detail about the order of skills developing and how it related to the development of both their awareness of the world as well as their motor control, and had TONS of examples of art at different age levels. I can't for the life of me remember what the book was called but it was fascinating and I'd love to find it again.
When I was 27 months old, I was drawing people with eyes (complete with pupils!), noses, mouths, ears, hair and bodies (legs and arms too, of course). Sometimes clothes and lots of times hats (my mom kept lots of my stuff). And I turned out LOVING to draw, draw and draw some more. Today I'm an artist. And drawing people is my favorite thing to draw. Yay!
I think its so important for parents to recognize visually artistic talent as important as mathematical or verbal or physical or musical talent, and encourage children just as much in that direction, if it seems a kid has a proclivity towards visual art. I think too often it gets dismissed as a passtime or hobby, not taken seriously.
Anyhow, here's an interesting link I found off of google search
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dd1 was about 2ish when she started drawing things that looked like things.
by the time she was 2 1/2 she was drawing quite well- cshe drew a "mama" complete with hair, eyes, smiles, nose, body, and a baby in her belly (i was pregnant) and a "kid" in a rocket ship......
I am pretty sure the following link gives examples from the book I am thinking of. HTH's someone!
I think it's so shocking to me b/c DS only started representational drawing after 4. He is SO not into art.
At any rate, DD loves laying on the ground and drawing for a good length of time, so I'll take it! It'll be interesting to see whether it develops into a longer term interest or not....
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teeg1973-Thank you for that link, that has really helped me get a better idea of where her skills are at in the scheme of things.
I am just so proud of her abilities! And I want to foster any and all skills she has.
My dd is similar to yours, I think. She blew me away at 22 months when she started drawing faces. She's now nearly 3 and goes through spurts where she does a lot of art and then dry spells where she's totally uninterested. One thing I like to do is let her draw on a small magnadoodle in the car to keep the ride from being so boring. I also keep up poster paper on one of our walls with random crayons/marker/chalk so she can just up and draw whenever the mood strikes. I think I paid $7 for a big roll of Melissa and Doug paper at our local teacher supply shop--well worth it!
Good luck in encouraging your budding artist!
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