The author questions inherited wisdom about children's development in visual representation and explains different models of development in visual expression.

The Beginning of Painting and Drawing

The Beginning of Painting and Drawing

The beginning of painting and drawing

Three Dimensions – Objects and People

Chapter 2 showed that development and learning are not passive processes but involve babies in actively searching the environment for the experiences which will help them as they grow. We have seen how the baby creates a set or family of strategies with which to investigate all kinds of objects and surfaces. This interest existed at birth. Depending on the object, and the movement used to investigate it (reaching and grasping, or swiping and fanning), different effects are obtained. The range of objects explored and contacted is great, including objects which are clearly three dimensional; objects which, when struck, might roll or tumble, or perhaps fall and break. Throughout ...

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