Buehler Preschool Self Portrait

Children develop self-identity, who they believe themselves to be, and begin to form relationships through play and peer relations which contribute to their emotional, social and cognitive development. As children are developing their sense of identity, they explore different aspects of it (physical, social, emotional, spiritual, cognitive) through their play and their relationships. When children feel safe, secure and supported, they grow in confidence to explore and learn. In preschool and kindergarten, children spend time exploring their identity by creating self-portraits which allow them to mix paints to match their skin tone, to observe themselves and express what they see.