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Your Child's Development & Learning

A Budding Artist: your child's Art Is Taking a Shape You Can Recognize}

Art Appreciation and Creation

A Budding Artist: your child's Art Is Taking a Shape You Can Recognize

Your child has probably been enjoying scribbling with different art materials, such as pencils, markers, crayons, and paint. As his motor skills improve, you'll start to see these scribbles turn into simple shapes and then simple drawings. He may show you a square with two circles on the bottom and tell you it's a car, or you may see a series of colored lines that he says is a rainbow. He may even say that a bunch of squiggles is a picture of you! It doesn't matter that it looks nothing like you; what does matter is that he is starting to understand how drawings can be representations of other things.

Has your child achieved the following Art Appreciation and Creation milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.

Sources: This development milestone tracker is not a learning disability screening tool or test. If you have any questions related to your child's development and learning abilities, please speak to your pediatrician and care providers for guidance and resources.