Meaningful Scribbles

Overview

We started collecting images a while back hoping to create a series of photo galleries here at Playvolution HQ highlighting the development of children’s drawing/writing from the time they can first hold a crayon until the age of eight or nine years. We want to highlight how random scribbles develop month-by-month into recognizable images and words. Here’s the beginning of those galleries.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.

More photos are needed–thousands more. You can learn more about the project here and submit images via the button below.

Birth To 12 Months

We haven’t had any submissions from this age range.

13 To 24 Months

25 To 36 Months

37 To 48 Months

49 To 60 Months

61 To 72 Months

73 To 84 Months

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Supporting “Bad” Behavior

Activities like running, climbing, throwing, spilling, punching, pinching, kicking, biting, tattling, and yelling are often labeled as bad behavior and many early learning settings attempt to limit them–if not outright ban them. This session take a contrarian view, looking at these activities as learning opportunities and offers up ideas for encouraging and supporting them. It turns out these things can be done in safe ways–without hurting others–and don’t have to create friction between children and their caregivers.

Supporting “Bad” Behavior

Activities like running, climbing, throwing, spilling, punching, pinching, kicking, biting, tattling, and yelling are often labeled as bad behavior and many early learning settings attempt to limit them–if not outright ban them. This session take a contrarian view, looking at these activities as learning opportunities and offers up ideas for encouraging and supporting them. It turns out these things can be done in safe ways–without hurting others–and don’t have to create friction between children and their caregivers.

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