Every child is unique and so is their art of drawing. Children go through different stages at different ages. By offering repeated experiences with a variety of art and writing materials, you will see forward progress over time.
1. Between 2 to 4 years:
This stage is simple scribbling. It’s all about the enjoyment of the process. The more kids scribble, the more fun they have. And if they are using paint, then it’s even more fun. Scribbling helps children with physical development, Language art, self confidence, independence and enjoyment.
2. Between 3 to 7 Years:
At this stage child uses different geometrical shapes and lines of varying lengths to draw the objects. At this stage children develop hand-eye coordination, fine and gross muscle development, and self-confidence.
3. Between 6 to 11 years:
The stage is all about the ‘schema’, which means adhering to the same symbol to represent a specific object. For instance, your child draws houses the same way every time.Drawings become more proportional and more detailed and colors become more realistic and stereotypical. At this stage, children will be developing skills important for art, science and mathematics including Trial and error, Patterns, Shapes, Numbers and Interpretation.
4. Nine Years and Older:
It is the transitional stage and by this time a child’s drawing skills improve to a great extent. Your child can produce art per the standards of an adult’s understanding of the world. However at this stage, the childhood still takes over, and he transitions between this stage and the previous one of the schematics. Drawings become far more detailed. Children at this stage may become very frustrated if they are unable to create a realistic picture.But one significant development at this stage is that the child begins to define gender roles for people he draws through items of clothing and other finer details in his artwork.
5. Twelve Years and Older:
The last stage is the stage of realism in a child’s art. The child becomes an astute artist as far as his understanding the medium is concerned. The child now knows more about art, drawing tools, his subjects, and his environment.