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Drawing and kids

Based on the information you have read in the text about motor, perceptual and cognitive skill development, answer the following question. Please read and respond to others posts as well, comment will count towards participation in week 3.

Should children be taught to draw? Or should they be allowed simply to draw however they whish, letting their motor, perceptual and cognitive skills develop and enhance their drawing skills naturally? Many suspect that drawing is something each of us wishes we could do better if we only had the talent. But perhaps early training could enhance our subsequent artistic skills.

What do you think? Why?

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It is difficult to judge whether or not children should be taught to draw. In my humble opinion, I think children should be exposed to many forms of art (and music) and science, so they know what's available. ...

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The benefits of kids and art are emphasized.