In celebration of 2023…get your kids to draw their dreams

How nice it is to welcome the arrival of the new year and celebrate it, spending a family evening among sweets, satellite channels, colors and white papers. With colors, they travel to distant places, they remember things from the past, people they loved and those who annoyed them or perhaps drew their dreams in the future. From here, the mother had to take care of the child’s monitoring and, most importantly, read the indications of what he draws. And now, madam, to celebrate the year 2023.. share your children to draw their dreams. Meeting and professor of child psychiatry, Khadija Hassan Al-Mahdi, for explanation and details.

Drawing is a universal language

Drawing is a universal language
  • Children most often draw with different materials. They draw on dirt and sand surfaces on beaches, and they draw on all the walls, walls and papers they can get their hands on. That’s why drawing is considered a universal language that children of the world can participate in.
  • Children’s drawings, in their final, simple, improvisational form, are parallel to the lines of primitive man, how he projected his feelings, fears and victories on the walls of caves, therefore it is an important means for a child to meet his psychological needs when he has no language to express them.
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Children’s drawings are self-expression

Children’s drawings are self-expression
  • Children’s drawings mean those free lines that children use as a language, with which they express what comes to their mind from the beginning of their age.. holding a pencil or paint.
  • Children’s drawings are also a source of fun and mental excitement for the child, because they provide an opportunity for self-knowledge and renewal of the child.
  • Children’s drawings help in communication and communication with others.
  • Children’s drawings help imagination and creativity.
  • Through it, the nature of the child is understood in terms of mental, psychological and physical development.
  • Drawing can analyze a child’s personality, detect normal and abnormal.
  • Upgrading your intelligence and readiness to work.
  • Children’s drawings help to detect a child’s mental illness.
  • Recognize the characteristics of male and female expression, as well as adult children.
  • Assisting child psychologists in their efforts to understand the characteristics of childhood.
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Drawings and psychological connotations

Children’s drawings and their psychological significance
  • Repeated drawing of eyes: indicates the child’s feeling of being watched.
  • Drawing a face without eyes: indicates that the child does not like to mix with others.
  • Drawing a body without arms or legs: this means that he does not know how to behave.
  • Drawing a human body with a long neck: indicates his self-esteem and self-esteem.
  • Drawing a smiling face: indicates that he is an optimistic child.
  • Drawing flowers: indicates that the child is sensitive and loves warmth.
  • Drawing houses: indicates that the child loves family.
  • Star drawing: indicates that he is a successful child.
  • Drawing a ladder: indicates that he is an optimistic child, who strives for success and progress in his life.
  • Drawing all kinds of means of transport: indicates that he is a child who loves travel and adventure, loves holidays and has fun in nature.
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Stages of drawing in children according to age

The graphics show the scope of the child’s growth and development
  • Children’s early drawings are an indicator that shows us how much the child’s development is in the ability to draw, and indicates an increase in control over line and shape. Progress in drawing means a gradual opening of the child’s speech as a means of expression.

Random planning phase (2-4) years

  • The child makes different types of lines, moving between random and circular planning, and although he cannot draw due to lack of muscle balance, he takes immense joy in his attempts.
  • And between the third and fourth shows a human figure, starting with a circular line that forms the head, and from which lines branch off to form the hands and feet.

Symbolic stage (4-9) years

The symbolic phase is from 4-9 years

In children’s drawings in this phase, omissions and exaggerations dominate, at the age of four and a half, the child draws the torso of a person for the first time, and at the age of five, he becomes familiar with the emergence of arms and legs from the right place.

Terminological phase (9-11) years

  • The child begins to become aware of the phenomena around him, and his expression gradually turns towards visual vision, perception of proximity and distance, sizes and details, we find him drawing the body with his head, showing more details on the eyes, ear and nose. , and the distinction between girls and boys begins.

False real phase (11-13) years

  • Drawing decreases due to the changes that accompany puberty, and special talents and abilities appear, because the details in children’s drawings increase, and become accurate and perspective as the child advances in chronological age and develops more and more mentally.

Children’s drawings from a psychologist’s point of view

Psychological connotations of children’s drawing
  • Drawing is an important period in a child’s life because it is a rich means of expression, and the development of drawing is related to the child’s age.
  • The drawings are used to measure the child’s mental level, sensory, motor and emotional disorders, as well as to measure the mental level.
  • Drawing stands in the middle of the road between imaginary play and real mental images, where the child sees a similarity between himself and a real object or an object from the environment, and then makes drawings that represent the world, and then they become symbolic drawings. .
  • The child’s interests through pencil and colors reveal his feelings and his external world, indicating the relationship between the drawing and the child’s environment.
  • There are three dimensions of children’s drawings (expressive, projective and narrative) and they can be given a new analysis just as dreams are analyzed.

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