• Iris Windsor

The Development of Mark-Making


Throughout all stages of childhood, drawing has many developmental benefits.


Toddlers become interested in scribbling from around 12 to 18 months. Scribbling supports muscle and hand-eye coordination. At this age, their movements are usually large and they are more interested in the marks that they make as opposed to what they draw. Praise is imperative at this stage for encouragement to continue with their mark-making.


As hand-eye coordination develops and fine motor skills improve, scribbles will develop into objects that they can tell you about. They love to experiment with different tools, markers, crayons, pencils, brushes, and colours, allowing them to make decisions of their own


The development of mark-making scribbles of this group has developed into circles and crosses as you can see. Asking questions about their artwork will encourage them to add more detail and imagination to their artwork.


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