Problem Statement: A child who will start elementary school need to reach a certain level of readiness primarily for learning and for the child's adaptation to school and school success. It need to be determining because of readiness is affected by many variables. Especially mental and hand-eye coordination skills may be decisive in this period for children.
Purpose of Study: In this context, in terms of being an activity that giving important clues of human figure drawings in mental and hand eye coordination skills, the relationship between children's drawings and children's readiness for primary education were evaluated in the study. Methods: The sample group of the study consist of a total of 48-60 monthly 56 children including 28 girls and 28 boys whose studying in 3 kindergarten connected with Düzce Directorate of National Education. 'Personal Information Form' created by researchers as the data collection tool and prepared by Hildert and colleagues (1949),adapted to by Oktay (1980) with 'Readiness Test to Metropolitan School' ,test of 'Goodenough Harris Draw a Man' that was developed by Goodenough (1926) and was revised by his student Harris (1963),it was applied aimed at assessing the mental development of children between 4-14 years.
Findings and Results: According to result of research between test results for children's drawing scores with the test scores for readiness skills was found a significant relationship. It is seem that when childrens’ drawing points rises their school readiness points also rise in line. Regarding the ability of children's drawings was found to be significantly associated in terms of gender and age variables including in favor of girls and in favor of age factor however, no significant difference was found towards gender variable related to school maturity.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN