Young children have developmental stages of art. It is very common for 3 and 4-year-olds to draw people that are just a head with legs coming out of the bottom. As they enter my room, I usually get to see them make the transition to drawing bodies on their own. It’s fascinating. If they are still doing it when they are 5-ish, it’s time for me to have a conversation with them about how, “Y’know, when I look at you, your legs don’t come out of your head. They are way down there at the bottom of your body.” Usually there’s a laugh and they start to see it.
However. This year I have a boy who is a bit of a puzzle. He is delightful in so many ways, but there are other goals that I have for him. Yesterday we drew what we we did for Thanksgiving – the people and the food. Here are his people.
Errrmmm……. I think that one is …. happy.