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Doodle art successfully being experimented with in alternative education centres of Rajasthan
Children love to scribble and doodle. And, this interest of children can be used for pre-writing and alphabet writing activities to give a psychological base to children's learning, I had felt, when I introduced the concept in teacher training of alternative education centres in rural Rajasthan.

Recently, when I visited Jhilay village of Tonk district in Rajasthan to review the Pahchanshalas where the concept of doodling art was introduced, the students showed their works and appreciated the linking of doodle art as part of learning linked with academic work.

"I had realised the potential of doodle art when children did doodling with an unconscious mind and balanced segments of the areas enclosed by the lines followed by pattern decorating of segments with abstract symbols consciously as an engaging journey from unconscious to conscious to subconscious mind. With doodle art the learning as a journey from conscious to cognition to working memory seemed to have got realised," I told the students and teachers while appreciating their work.

I had always deemed doodle art can be made a part of 'education therapy' leading to learning with joy and enhance mental well being of children. I took the photographs of the display of student's works. With the field validation of potential of doodle art as a learning aid for language development, I have thought, I will prepare a 16-page workbook to systematise the use of doodle art for cognitive development at grade one.

Meanwhile, a newspaper clipping has been sent by a trainer which reports the use doodle art as a therapeutic intervention by a couple in Bengaluru for distressed clients meant for enhancing their mental well being. The therapists are using the technique of filling up blank spaces with calligraphic strokes with simple pens.

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