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Gobbledigook Sun 19-Oct-08 15:49:04

So 4 yr olds (just) - when they draw a person what do you expect at this age.

Only interested because ds3 just drew the family and now I'm interested in what I should 'expect' at this point.

Bear in mind I am working alllll day today and am utterly bored so posting inane questions that keep popping into my head grin

slng Sun 19-Oct-08 15:56:29

DS1 never ever drew any people until recently - he's 4.9 now - and his people has ALL the details, like hair, eyes, nose, neck, tummy, hands, fingers etc. Just in funny proportion. Though I recognised one of his friends from his drawing once ...

Gobbledigook Sun 19-Oct-08 16:13:36

Ha ha!

Ds3 has only just turned 4 - his picture today was at that stage where it's a big head with arms and legs coming off it, eyes, nose, mouth, hair (and prickles for dh - wtf?).

I'm sure this pretty average - was just wondering.

merryandmad Sun 19-Oct-08 16:24:20

My dd1 was four last month- her person has the same big head with arm and legs coming off the big head. She had added fingers and eyes, nose etc aswell. She sometimes adds clothes too- but TBH they all look the same.

castlesintheair Sun 19-Oct-08 16:38:35

I think that's normal Gobbledigook. My DCs do tea-towels with self-portraits in reception and about half are the way you describe.

coochybottom Sun 19-Oct-08 17:04:49

I used to worry cos my DS used to always leave off the arms and I used to think it had some deep pshycological meaninghmm.

Boco Sun 19-Oct-08 17:09:24

dd is 3 and draws people with proper bodies and wearing dresses and they have fingers and toes and proper features - but i think this is because she does a lot of drawing with her 6 year old sister and has copied her style.

Skramble Sun 19-Oct-08 17:11:30

They do tend to leave out arms unless required eg cuddling mum or picking something up.

bubblagirl Sun 19-Oct-08 17:22:54

my ds is 3.6 and its a huge head eyes ears mouth etc then 2 what look like birds legs coming off it very good though bless him

Gobbledigook Sun 19-Oct-08 17:53:32

yeah, my boys are not that into drawing and colouring so it's not something they do very often.

Sounds like it's about right though.

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