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Children Draw: A Guide to Why, When and How Children Make Art
by Marilyn JS Goodman
Reaktion Books, 2020
Paper: 978-1-78914-284-6 | Cloth: 978-1-78023-989-7 | eISBN: 978-1-78914-016-3
Library of Congress Classification N352.G66 2018

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Children Draw is a concise, richly illustrated book, aimed at parents, teachers, and caretakers, that explores why children draw and the meaning and value of drawing for youngsters—from toddlers aged two to pre-adolescents aged twelve. Informed by psychology and practical teaching with children, it guides readers through the progressive stages and characteristics of drawing development as children grow and change mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and creatively. It offers parents tips about encouraging children to express their ideas visually, age-appropriate art materials, workspaces, and different media, as well as suggestions for making an art museum visit more meaningful—not to mention more fun—for both parents and kids. Packed with many delightful examples of children’s art, Children Draw is an essential book for parents interested in their child’s art activities.

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