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Title: How to read children's drawings
Authors: Zlateva, Ani
Keywords: Children's drawings -- Psychological aspects
Child development
Personality assessment of children
Child psychology
Resilience (Personality trait) in children
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Malta. Centre for Resilience & Socio-Emotional Health
Citation: Zlateva, A. (2019). How to read children's drawings. Malta. University of Malta. Centre for Resilience & Socio-Emotional Health.
Abstract: This book is for teachers, school and children psychologists, parents and everyone who has an interest in the development and understanding of child art. The examples provided throughout this book are entirely taken from my personal practice in my work with children in the fine arts field. For almost 20 years I have collected, looked through and analysed children’s drawings. I have trained children to draw and have been learning from their drawings and the experiences which they readily and sincerely share through them. The strong emotional load which the drawings carry convinced me in the credibility of the messages which children put in them. Knowing the stages of child art development is the basis of understanding and analysing children’s drawings. The combination of my personal experience from my work in art education and that in therapy have led to a significant depth in their interpretation and adequacy of their understanding. In my experience, a good understanding of children’s drawings can guarantee a more thorough insight in their world which they share in the graphic images in their drawings.
Description: Resilience and Health Monograph Series
ISBN: 978-99957-890-5-3
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