"Spontaneous drawing is the child’s most useful language for articulating acute perceptions, expressing subtle and complex thoughts and coming to grips with intense feelings.
Thus drawing, he said, is a largely unrecognized but valuable tool in acquiring literacy.
Even before learning words, children have an innate language that emerges as graphic models or symbols. “It seems to be buried there,” said the father of three, grandfather and great grandfather. “It seems to be a gift.”
Ignore it, and it will wither. Nurture it and it will blossom."