I guess parrots like to express
their artistic talents as much as anyone
else. This bird demonstrates good motor control to grasp the paint
brush with his beak and he understands that the paint must stay
within the border of the paper.
Human children spend several years refining a pencil grasp and
learning how to copy lines, shapes and eventually letters and
Here are a few milestones:
- Grasps crayon in palm between 11-12 months
- Scribbles spontaneously between 13-18 months
- Imitates vertical stroke between 18-24 months
- Grasps crayon with thumb and fingers between 23-25 months
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