Granny is the best!

Now your child has reached the schematic phase when drawing pictures, i.e. he or she will incorporate their personal knowledge into their pictures. Thus, you may see a house from the outside while nonetheless being able to take a closer look at its individual rooms inside. These so-called x-ray pictures show that your child has an idea of the house and its premises.


In most cases your child will not render reality in its true proportions - the latter only indicate the level of significance of a person or object and the message kids want to convey. As a consequence, your child will probably draw his or her much beloved granny larger than a tree in her garden. Moreover, a typical feature of this development stage is that persons are drawn with exemplary details for the purpose of differentiation and recognition -  which is why granny is wearing large glasses.


Drawing of a six-year-old child