Children Draw: A Guide to Why, When and How Children Make Art

Children Draw: A Guide to Why, When and How Children Make Art

by Marilyn JS Goodman


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Aimed at parents and caregivers, this book explores the meaning and value of drawing for youngsters, from toddlers aged two to preadolescents aged twelve. Informed by psychology and practical teaching with children, it guides readers through the progressive stages and characteristics of drawing development as children change mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and creatively. It offers tips to encourage children to express their ideas visually and recommends age-appropriate art materials, workspaces, and different media. It also gives suggestions for making a museum visit more meaningful—not to mention more fun—for both parents and kids. Packed with delightful examples of children’s art, Children Draw is an essential book for parents interested in their child’s art activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780239897
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marilyn JS Goodman, EdD, is an art and museum education specialist who served as the first director of education for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the first director of the Children’s Museum of Cincinnati, and director of K-12 art for the Worcester Public Schools. She has also taught art in public schools as well as at Clark University, Moore College of Art and Design, and the City College of New York. She is coauthor of Learning through Art.

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