Scribbling is the child's first artwork.
Generally, large paper sizes are suggested, but there are times and places when very small paper works very well. The scribbles in this video were done on 3 x 4 inch paper by a 31 month old toddler while attending a wedding ceremony. These are a few from a series of 12 scribbles on a small sketch pad. The toddler works on the floor. By the end of this practice session learning activity, I asked him if he would like to draw a boy. You will see him drawing of person with a ballpoint pen on 3 x 4 inch paper.
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Many authors and researchers in art education have written about the stages of artistic development.Viktor Lowenfeld made many observations and described the stages in his book, Creative and Mental Growth. The 4th edition of Creative and Mental Growth by Viktor Lowenfeld and W. Lambert Brittain. 1964 includes a summary with charts describing the development stages in Chapter 13. pages 395 to 402.