I received my weekly “Your Preschooler” update from BabyCenter last week, and it said that my toddler should be mastering the art of drawing circles at this age.
He is two-and-a-half, and I have to admit, he’s been focused more on his gross motor skills than his fine motor skills for the past several months. In fact, I felt a little panicked, like maybe I wasn’t working with him enough on drawing and coloring.
Of course, I rushed to the art drawer for some paper and crayons.
I sad down with Evan and asked him to draw a circle. I wasn’t really expecting him to draw anything recognizable, but there it was, a pretty good stab at a circle.
I then asked him to draw a straight line, and once again, he knew exactly what to do. I guess I didn’t realize how much he had been retaining when we drew together.
Next, I asked him to draw a circle, and then to draw a straight line under the circle, pointing out to him that this makes a balloon.
It was a lightbulb went off in his head, and suddenly he was drawing balloons all over our sheet of paper. Eureka, my kid can draw recognizable objects!
I realized, however, that we definitely need to spend more quality time working on those fine motor skills together.
At what age did your child start drawing recognizable objects?