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Self-Portraits, Revisited

May 27, 2010

I’ve been busy writing reports and assembling portfolios, and thought I’d share with you some side-by-side comparisons of self-portraits from September and May. (From top row down: Zeid, Hania, and Paul)

                                          Zeid, September 2009                            Zeid, May 2010


                           Hania, September 2009                                        Hania, May 2010

                                        Paul, September 2009                                 Paul, May 2010


To see how a child perceives himself is a glimpse into his observational mind.  In a self-portrait, we see what children value about their physical selves and their general self-perceptions.

By comparing the differences in these two portraits, we can see the cognitive and fine-motor development of the child.  By noticing similarities in the pictures, we see the aesthetic of the child’s work – although the pictures become much more detailed and complex as the child develops, we are able to see the progression of the child’s artistic style.

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