Our Mary Meyer School students have just completed their first month of self-portraits. Self-portraits are an important piece of the curriculum at Mary Meyer. They are completed monthly and are done one-on-one with a teacher. Children at the preschool age are in the pre-schematic stage of drawing. They are moving or have moved out of the experiential scribbling phase that occurs during toddlerhood and begin to realize that drawing can be used to convey meaning. Self-portraits are a means of recording a child’s thinking process and are a look into his or her self-concept. Don’t worry, what looks like a bunch of lines and dots actually means quite a bit more!
For more information about drawing development in children, see the link below.