This book is written by an art therapist and talks about how the changes that children go through affect their art work. This book is available as a Kindle book on Amazon.
The topic of this book is really interesting to me, I have four kids and I was working towards an art therapy degree before I graduated with my psychology degree. I found this book to be difficult to read. I felt like instead of just telling you what they wanted to tell you it went around the topic then told you. This made the book take a lot longer to read because I kept getting distracted and losing interest. I think this is a good book to read if you have or work with children but I am not a fan of how it is written.
This book breaks down the drawing process by age and how the process develops. The book says about age one children start doodling to create. They don’t see it as something they control until two or three when they start creating pictures of items which may not look like the items. The doodle process continues to get more involved as the child gets older.
An important part of this book is the observer’s influence on the child. The author states it is important to stay positive when talking to children about their art and not change how they create. When we tell children that they are drawing wrong they feel attacked and may stop drawing or creating because they feel that they are not good enough. The author talks about how the pressure for the perfect drawing can cause children to turn away from art completely. When you take away that pressure they can create freely.
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**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest unbiased review. This has not influenced my opinions on the book. **