Study of the Face

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After many drawing and scribbling experiences, preschoolers begin to explore representation in their drawings. I noticed this progression in my preschool son and took advantage of his interest in representation.

Engaging children in conversation about their work allows them to think more deeply about their work and allows for more meaningful experimentation.  Using a mirror, I invited him to explore faces and its features. Together we discussed physical characteristics: our eyes, ears, nose, mouth, chin, hair.

After our conversation about faces and using the mirror and himself as a reference, he began to draw faces with more defined facial features. His scribbles transitioned into representations.

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Pauline LessonsLearntJournal is all about life with kids. On Lessons Learnt Journal you'll find activities for children: play, maths games, handwriting, reading as well as parenting confessions. Pauline is a Christian, Wife, Mother of 4, Primary School Teacher. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed. Most days you'll find her chasing her kids and that much needed nap.

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