Recognizing and Evaluating Stages of Art
In your Readings this week you read about the three basic levels in drawing that apply to early childhood development: the scribble stage, the basic forms stage, and the pictorial stage. When early childhood professionals can recognize and evaluate each stage through direct observation of a child’s art work, then they are best able to plan appropriate art activities and materials for toddlers, preschoolers, and school aged children K–2nd grade.
View the following videos from the Colorado Department of Education found in your Web resources: Jacob at the Easel, Kyrill at the Easel, Kyrill and Kira at the Easel, and Sam Draws a Scarecrow.
Source: Results Matter Video Library – Practicing Observation, Documentation and Assessment Skills, Colorado Department of Education. Retrieved from http://www.cde.state.co.us/resultsmatter/RMVideoSeries_PracticingObservation.htm
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