Children draw

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Without any prompting, children intuitively develop a powerful impulse to draw. Beginning with their first scribbles, drawing is an activity that encompasses children's expanding knowledge, new experiences, and changing perceptions of themselves and their environment. It is a visual language that evolves as a child grows, and one in which feelings, ideas, and emotions can all appear. As children draw they develop motor skills, a positive sense of identity, and faculties of problem-solving and critical thinking. Their drawings also provide parents a window onto how children understand themselves and the world around them. This is a concise, richly illustrated book that explores this impulse to draw and the meaning and value of drawing for youngsters from toddlers (age two) to preadolescents (age twelve).