Children draw for all sorts of reasons as they learn to make sense of the world around them.
As with imaginative play, drawing can be a means to express emotions, tell stories, solve problems, shape experiences and develop imagination.
Children often use oral storytelling and role play to accompany their drawing activities.
If you want to know what your child thinks about, listen to the stories that they develop through free drawing.
Ask an open ended question like…. ‘Tell me about your drawing’.
This is my storytelling through drawing when I was 4 years old.
My dad never had a boat but I obviously imagined that it would be fun if he did!