How does a child draw?
Drawing is an integral part of the development of each child. Children draw doodles and dashes on paper with interest when they are not yet able to walk and talk and are just starting to get acquainted with the world around them. This is the first opportunity for self-expression, the first signals about the internal state of a small person, which he, in a coded form, without knowing it, sends to the outside world. Having deciphered the drawing of his child, the parents will be able to get maximum information about the needs of the child, his experiences and even about his role in his life.
The palette of colors of children's drawings
As soon as he takes a pencil in his hands and is unable to depict figures, the kid is actively exploring color. The colors of stripes, strokes and scribbles on a sheet of paper can tell a lot. For example, the yellow sign is a good sign. This shade, reminiscent of the light of the sun, speaks of the positive mood of the child and the readiness to receive new knowledge.
Red indicates that the child is overly excited and agitated. Green color often indicates a desire for calm, and blue - that the child is bored or dreary.
Black color is a protest against negative mood. The child hides behind the black color of anxiety and adversity. But brown speaks of serious discomfort.
Gray - the neutral color of indifference - is not peculiar to children's drawings. However, if suddenly a child begins to draw only simplepencil, you need to seriously pay attention to his state of mind.
Preschool children in their work usually use about five colors at a time. If the riot of colors is much more extensive, it indicates that the child is very emotional. If the drawing is monochromatic, it means that the child is depressed and devastated.
What will tell the child's self-portrait
As soon as the child discovers the ability to depict a person, he begins to draw himself. Based on this, psychologists have developed a special test "Drawing of a man." The characteristics of a drawn character speaks about the identity of the child, as well as his inner state.
Have you noticed how hard the children paint the eyes, nose, mouth of a little man? Such details are not easy for them, but they cannot be abandoned, since a face is an expression of emotions. The big eyes in the picture express a request for help, and the dots instead of the eyes indicate an internal prohibition of the expression of emotions. If there is no mouth, nose and ears on the face, this indicates a reluctance to communicate, the desire to be just an observer. Well, a big open mouth gives the artist an aggressor and a bully.
The neck is an image of self-control, a connection of the mind with the body. The longer and thinner the neck in the figure, the harder it is for the child to control himself.
Hands symbolize the knowledge of the outside world. If a child draws disproportionately large hands with a huge number of fingers, this is a good sign that he is ready to learn a new one.
The long legs of the character speak about the desire to be more independent, wide feet - about self-reliance, and small legs, like short hands, show helplessness and insecurity.
Another well-known psychological test is the Family Picture. During this test, not only the result is studied, but also the process of creating a picture, the sequence of drawing characters is fixed, as well as the fact that the child has found it necessary to erase or shade.The way a child draws households is a reflection of their personalities in their perception.
The person to whom the child is most attached appears first on paper. His figure is somewhat larger than the others and, as a rule, is located in the center of the sheet. This image of the child draws with great care.
The person who, according to the child, has the greatest influence in the family, may be small in size, but will definitely be above the rest. Also, the power of the character indicate his long arms.
The location of family members in the picture indicates their relationship. Ideally, the child portrays himself between mom and dad, holding hands. If everyone is separate, the family lacks emotional intimacy.
Those who are at a considerable distance from the family in the picture, according to the child, are insignificant persons in the life of the household. Such a role he may even take to himself. This is a bad sign. Also, a self-portrait may be completely absent when drawing a family. This indicates that the child feels odd, alien and unnecessary.
What the child draws in addition to his family is also of great importance.A good sign is the image of the sun. But if the family portrait were fabulous characters or non-existent pets, this suggests that the child does not have enough communication. You can ask your child to tell more about these fictional family members in order to more clearly identify their needs.