How to decipher children's drawings

How to decipher children's drawings

The drawing of the child transfers his mood, emotions, feelings. He can tell psychologists about development and character of the kid. But parents not always understand the art remains. What can be read in the children's drawing?


1. When your kid with pleasure shows you the drawn picture, ask the baby that he drew. Everyone sees and interprets the drawing in own way. As a rule, the first impression most fully characterizes the drawing: it is pleasant or is not pleasant; light or dark; dim – bright; positive, benevolent or aggressive and so forth. Having listened to explanations of the child, it will be easier for you to understand and present that he wanted to represent. You will be able to help it with a difficult situation when the baby cannot express in words that occurs at it in soul, but tries to express it in the drawing.

2. Color which the kid used during drawing is one of the brightest expressions of its relation to a situation and people. Use for drawing of five-six flowers speaks about the normal, average level of emotional development of the child. If the child is more senior than four years draws only two or one colored pencils, then it indicates its negative emotional state at the concrete moment. Think of filling life of the baby with positive emotions.

3. Strong reduction or increase in the image, correction, use of "gloomy" flowers observed by you in drawings of the child throughout a long time can show its internal psychological discomfort, trouble. Know that it can say also that the child not really well feels or someone offended him.

4. For children is more senior than five years strokes and numerous corrections can be sign of the increased uneasiness. Pay attention and to densely shaded pupils with exaggeratedly big eyes. It can be an indicator that the child has sensation of fear.

5. Observe the impulsive child. Often such children draw widely, do not finish lines. If at yours the baby the mood easily changes, then in the course of drawing it usually often changes force of pressing of a pencil. Meet at emotionally and psychologically unstable, weak kids lack of details in the drawing, weak pressing. Such kids quickly are irritated and get tired.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team