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Why do children draw how they draw. - LO7

February 8, 2018


Looking at children's drawings for my main inspiration from this project I thought I would research into why children draw the way they do.  And if the colours they use actually mean anything.  The emotional development of a child is very important. Through creative art, children may be able to represent experiences that they cannot verbalize. They may draw pictures out of proportion, exaggerating things that are important to them. When we value children's creativity, we help them feel valued as people, raising their self-esteem.


Children use drawing for:


•Development of their imagination

•Makes them more expressive

•Improves hand eye coordination

•Develops problem solving skills

•Encourages them to want to learn and develops them for school


The choice of colour apparently can be significant:


  • Black and purple suggest dominance, and can be favoured by a child who is relatively demanding.

  • Blue is popular with children who have a caring nature and enjoy company.

  • Red is the colour of excitement, may be used especially by children to don’t want to miss out on anything, and is one of the most popular colours for children to use.

  • Pink shows a need for love and appreciation and is favoured by girls

  • Green is the colour of those who like to be different, like space, and are artistic and intelligent.

  • Yellow also demonstrates intelligence and a sunny nature.

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