Jack the Dinosaur

It might look like I have inserted this back to front, but no! This was a picture I found recently of a dinosaur drawn by my daughter Chia when she was 3. 

I was struck by how accurate the representation was for someone with such a wild imagination (I was expecting several more legs than this!) and how intuitive to see it in profile rather than face on, as per usual with figures and faces at this age.

She was experimenting with letters already, and her backwards spelling of her name was always finished off with a lovely 'a', as she always knew this letter went at the end, no matter where the other letters had landed up. I took it all for granted at the time but now I think its incredible.

Author Ruth Churchill Dower is the Director of Earlyarts