I encourage teachers of pre-school and early school education to get acquainted with the figure of an outstanding artist and educator Professor Viktor Lowenfeld. And to read his and W. Lambert Brittain's book entitled: "Creativity and child's mental development".

In the original: "Creative and mental growth". Many editions of this book (probably 91) have been published in many languages. I think it means something. In my opinion, you can't teach fine arts without knowing this book. Why do I recall this book, first published probably in 1947? Well, my anxiety now raises inadequate pre-school and early school education. And exactly betting on the so-called final product. So, speaking colloquial language must be a specific, realistic effect of the child's artistic work: mushrooms, minions, Santas etc. And such scenario suggestions are mostly proposed in Poland. They can be, yes, but somewhere marginally. But this is not proper children's art education.

Here's what we read in this book* about child art:

"The child's art is highly individualized. Neither of the two children express themselves artistically in the same way. One of the vital goals of education through art is to detect individual differences that make up the child's personality. Failure to recognize these differences, highlight the importance of the final product, and reward one at the expense of others, it is a negation of the basic principles on which creative expression is based. "

* The quote comes from the book "Creativity and mental development of a child" authors: Viktor Lowenfeld, W. Lambert Brittan. I don't remember the edition (probably from 1977), because I rewritten this book manually in larger fragments over thirty years ago for my own use. Because then it was difficult to access.

Today you can buy it online. E.g: