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Stages of Art: Scribbling, Drawing, and Coloring

1 Hour in Curriculum Development

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Teachers must understand the importance of scribbling. Only when they consider it a worthwhile activity can they best create a climate conductive to learning. Scribbling and free-drawing experiments are probably the most important art activities in which a child can engage. Art, for kids, is a sense of adventure. They never know what they will find and learn with each new experience.

Children need to produce their own art; the desired benefit is achieved by limiting adult-made projects. When pushed to do something they are not ready to do, children suffer by stifling their own needs.

As a caregiver, you must be creative in your approach to art. You must observe in order to find new ways to expand children’s learning experiences. Creative growth is promoted through careful choice of various art materials and opportunities to create. A good art program allows children to express their ideas.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how art experiences promote physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth

  • Describe techniques for guiding art experiences

  • List the stages of art skill development

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