The article presents a new approach in research analysis of the child’s drawings with
recommendation to broaden the scope of the studies with semiotics issues. The attention was drawn
to formation of an image of a thing – plastic sign in the development of the child drawings with participation
of verbal sign (word). The language (speech) and drawing are symbolic forms and modalities
important for cognitive development of the child and his education, as explained in the article.
Mutual relations between these cognitive processes (verbal and non-verbal) are presented on the basis
of Allan Paivio, Stefan Szuman and Lew S. Vygotski’s theory. The analysis of children drawings was
discussed on the basis of the above specified research assumption, referring to more extensive analysis
of the issue in the author’s publication. This kind of research approach offers a new perspective in
working out contents and methods of teaching in artistic and general education of children.