Preschool drawing skills

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Preschool drawing skills

Should you be concerned about your preschooler still only doing scribbles in their artwork? This is why I advocate to not have cookie cutter artwork or art projects in preschool, because cookie cutter art projects are really designed for comparison. If you have 20 pumpkins and all the pumpkins are supposed to be the same and one child paints the pumpkin in perfectly, your child might just do a swipe of orange paint and that's his expression. That's why I think it's so important that when you're introducing art to young children, then it's introduced as an expression, as a language that they can use to show how they see the world.

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Sara Schuelein Perets

Preschool Director

Sara Schuelein Perets is the founder and director of The Sunshine Shack preschool and the co-founder of Super Duper Arts Camp which is a summer camp and after school enrichment program designed for ages four to 14. Sara also teaches seminars and workshops to educators on process based art and exploration and is a parent educator. 

Sara’s original background was in art and classical texts and her first teaching assignment was teaching Shakespeare in Middle Schools. This experience inspired her to further her education in teaching where she found her true calling in early childhood.  She became fascinated by observing how young children could learn and develop from interacting with their environments. She has been working in the early childhood field for 15 years. Sara is passionate about raising awareness of the importance for quality in the early childhood field.

Sara’s approach to working with young children is one of respect and empathy while seeing each child for their individual needs.  Her workshops on child-led, process-based art reflects the child’s ideas and views of their world. Her seminars for parents are focused on the importance of how language can reflect who they are and how they see themselves. She believes our language and communication are powerful tools to help children gain critical thinking skills. 

Sara lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three sons.

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