Drawing, Writing and Mark Making - page 1

Whether you’re using sand, paint, gloop, pebble-painting or leaf-printing; drawing and mark making offers young children a wonderful chance to express the ideas, feelings, desires and observations they can’t yet articulate in words. This is different to writing where they learn to ascribe specific meanings to a prescribed set of marks.

Autism and More Resources for Parents and Teachers

This collection of resources covers a variety of curriculum areas, including pre-writing, visual attention and colour sorting, and has activities for children of different ages. You can use these for all children, including those with Autism, ADHD or learning disabilities.

Children as Artists – Learning Together Series

Children have amazing imaginations but sometimes need help to become artists. Just as you help plants to grow, you can provide the right conditions to help children develop as artists. Cathy Myer explores what children need to become artists in this toolkit from Early Education.

Drawing to Learn

When a graphic symbol system provides children with their first means of making a permanent, tangible, concrete and communicable record of their ideas most young children have a strong desire to draw. Young children use drawing to make sense of the world in which they live. When children are encouraged to talk about, share and revisit their drawings they become aware of different possibilities for representation and extend their drawing repertoire.

Drawings of People by the Under-5s

Written by Dr Maureen Cox, this book traces the development of the human figure in children’s drawings, showing how they add to and alter figures as they grow older.

Helping Zip

Developing children’s descriptive and explanatory language to explain the world around them to others.