Part One
Tuning into Children’s Drawing

Marvel with me!
Early drawing: Making marks and making meaning
Wee-oh! Wee-oh! Wee-oh!
Action drawing and pretend play
Hey, you forgot to draw her hair!
Depicting people and animals
From holding hands to mean words
Depicting relationships of various kinds
Because it has the same things
A passion for visual order, patterns and decoration
That’s the water
Spontaneous attempts to draw from life: Learning to see
The Heart Family and where they live
Story-drawing: A way to explore big ideas?
It’s Super Boy’s cape!
Popular culture in children’s drawings
What you can do
Ways to encourage and support

Part Two
Investigating with Children

The ant, the crumb and the queen of ants Collaborative investigations
Of whales, dragons and soccer games A community of enquirers
The garbage machine From drawing a plan to building a machine
News reports Confronting disaster and tragedy
What you can do Ways to deepen investigations

Part Three
Enchanting the Eye, expanding Horizons

What does the eye see? Observation drawing
Visual surprise From cut-outs to digital technology
Encounters with other imaginations Drawings by contemporary artists

Part Four
Other Matters

I can’t draw wings! How to help when asked
Underpinnings Materials, tools, techniques and resources

Further Reading 

Book Excerpt   Reviews

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