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ERIC Number: ED064713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 19
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A Study of the Correlation between Kindergarten Children's Paintings and Their Oral Commentaries about Them.
Grimwood, Doris R.
This paper considers 12 paintings which are a cross-section of the art work done by a kindergarten class of 5-year-olds in an attempt to support the following assertions: that there is a qualitative correspondence between the level of maturity evidenced in the paintings and in their speaking about them; that the degree of development in both speech and painting is affected by the child's home environment; and that increasing sophistication in most children's paintings is paralleled by increasing sophistication in their use of language. Only partial evidence was found to support these assertions. Correspondence between levels of maturity in painting and in oral language was recognizable in 6 of the 12 paintings. Significant indications that the child's home environment affected development in painting and speech were apparent in four examples. Increasing sophistication in painting corresponded to increasing sophistication in language usage in five instances out of a possible nine. Photographs of the paintings considered are included in the paper. (CL)
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