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The drawing is not taught, it comes from within the little boy. A one and a half year old baby can be stimulated, for example, by letting him have contact with a pencil. It is convenient to use the wax ones that have a round tip and are thicker. At this age, many children will already be able to hold a pencil and make their first scrawl.
Orientation is important at this stage more than anything so that the child does not go out painting the walls, floor, doors, etc., or try to put the pencil in his mouth. If you can, buy him a small table suitable for his height so that he can draw more calmly. At first, he will make messy, irregular strokes, and without any control. The scrawl they will be meaningless, but they function as a great manifestation of pleasure and fun for the child.
- At 18 months the child will scribble incessantly, meaningless and messy, but will have a lot of fun discovering the world of colors and lines. You will teach everyone what you have done and it will be important that your audience responds positively to you. His motor coordination at this stage is still very precarious. This stage is called self-expression. He will be curious about walls, floors, magazines, and will try to scratch them anyway.
- At 2 years of age, the squiggle will become more controlled and it will have another meaning for the child, who will begin to notice that there is a relationship between the squiggles and the movement of their hand. You will want to draw non-stop and will use more than one colored pencil to fill in the sheet. The lines of your drawing will occupy previously unoccupied parts of the paper. The child at this age will begin to feel curious and want to try other types of pencils and materials. Experimentation will predominate over expression.
- At 30 months of age, the child will be able to control a little more the movements of his hand, even to handle the pencil. His lines, already a little firmer, will not come off the page. The child will enjoy better coordination and that is where the symbolic drawing. Each doodle or drawing that you manage to make will have a name and a meaning for it. Because of this, the child will start to draw much more, since he begins to see his creation as something real. A square for him can represent a house. And a circle, although poorly done, can symbolize a head or something else. At this age, the child will describe to others what he has drawn, and will hope that they will understand it.
- From three or four years old, the child's drawing will be closer to reality. You will be especially interested in drawing your mom or dad, or your friend, brother, cousin, or some other human figure. The use of each color will have a meaning for him. There are children that already show a preference for some colors. This is one pre-schematic stage.
- At five years, you will begin to draw more details on your characters and use colors more appropriately. He will draw people with clothes, carrying an object.
- From the age of six, your drawings will have important details such as a hand with five fingers, ears, different hairs, seated people, etc. You will also find yourself ready to draw landscapes, flowers in the field, fruits on trees, chimneys in houses, rivers, and whatever else is proposed. It is logical that these stages serve as guidance. We must always consider that each child is a world and that each one has their own ability as well as their own time to develop it. And you have to know how to respect it and not force the moment.
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