This age is so different developmentally and this is just one stage in the development. I have had kindergarteners that were still in the scribble stage. As mentioned before it's interesting to look at the stages of development in childhood drawing. I do a lesson with my kindergarteners. Self portraits in September and then again in June it's remarkable how changed they are in just the school year. Your students drawing sounds like what we called the tadpole stage.
Perhaps your student is drawing exactly what he/she feels at this age. Aren't they all eyes and legs? They're looking where they want to go and the legs will take them there, they never sit still and the rest of the body is unimportant. Perhaps it's an accurate rendition.:-) Is it an active family?
>Date: 2007/04/04 Wed AM 11:19:42 CDT
>To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [teacherartexchange] kinder's artwork question
>I have a kinder who made a drawing of 4 people -- his family members. The
>figures each have one vertical line for each leg, a bird-track kind of foot on each
>leg and two large circles for eyes. There is no head on anyone. Each leg is
>connected to each eye.
>I have never seen a child make headless figures before. Any comments?
>Jeannie in PA, k - 5
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