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I have no idea what is normal for this age. Dd draws people. Hair, eyes, nose, limbs, etc.... She draws cats with whiskers. Dh and I are not good at drawing and I just feel a little shocked that she is able to do this. Is this normal? She also draws a lot of poop<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Wow! sounds like you've got a budding artist on hand<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
My 33 mo old still scribbles, draws circles and other abstract imagery.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I think that's exceptional, Yooper! At 2.5, my DD had still never even tried to draw a specific thing - she just scribbled. (And now at 3, she still has never even tried to draw a person - she pretty much only draws volcanoes.)
 

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It sounds like she draws VERY well for her age. DD2 is 24 months and rarely draws on paper. She still prefers the walls.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have no idea what is normal for this age. Dd draws people. Hair, eyes, nose, limbs, etc.... She draws cats with whiskers. Dh and I are not good at drawing and I just feel a little shocked that she is able to do this. Is this normal? She also draws a lot of poop<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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She sounds smart. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I work in a preschool and most (almost all) of the twos and early threes just draw scribbles and circle like objects and lines, not really anything you can recognize. She sounds like she is pretty good at drawing!
 

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That's exciting :) I have one boy who did that, and he still draws daily, copiously. It's such a pleasure! Have fun - just keep out the little trays of pencils, paper, etc.
 

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Cool! I thought it was a little ahead for her age. Finally! She was a late roller, late crawler, late teether, late eater, VERY late talker, and is still bald! None of this upsets me of course, but in the daily bragfest everywhere I go, I finally have something<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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yes, that sounds early to me, too. my girls love to draw, but dd2 (2 1/4) draws circles and then lots of "legs" and sometimes many eyes. they look kind of like spiders, but she'll tell me this one is her and this one is me and this one is big sis and this one is daddy and we're all eating supper or something. keep giving your little one lots of opportunities for expressing her artistic side. just try to keep the crayons picked up and the caps on the markers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> .
 

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That is exceptional. My dd also drew detailed people at 2.5- and animals- could cut them out with careful curves at that age and my friend said that dd was doing what is typical of a 5 yo. I hadn't thought much of it because she was my first and I was also an early artist. Now I realize it is unusual.
 

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Yes, she is surely gifted in that area! She is the age my niece was when she started drawing faces with all the features and hair, etc, and my niece is very artistic. I come from a family of artists and I also taught art to 2-12 year olds for a few years. My son doesn't appear to have inherited the gift at this point. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He just scribbles and doesn't have much interest in drawing.<br><br>
Exciting about your daughter! I would love to have a budding artist.
 

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Definitely ahead of the 'average" 2.5 year old. My daughter will be 4 in May, and I've had other parents freaking out over her drawing ability for a couple of years, now.
 

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WoW!<br>
she's too young to do such thing. you're lucky to have a gifted child.<br>
support her and let her continue what she has started.<br>
she really have a future with that one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I think it's exceptional as well. My dd is 29 months and has been drawing detailed faces for about 2 months. She draws a circle for the head, 2 eyes, a nose, a mouth and hair. She also draws whales, hot air balloons and tries to mimic letters (she does a great small e and c). Some kids in this age range still aren't holding a pen properly so I definitely think drawing specific items is an achievement. I wonder all the time if I have a tiny Monet on my hands.
 
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