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“The average number of parts now added is ten. This includes most of the following:
hair, eyes, pupils, ear, two or three parts at the neck, arm and fingers, leg and foot.
The arm for most is placed accurately (in the upper third of the body), points upward,
and is either of the right length or too short. The three fingers may be shaped nicely.
Leg placement and length are improving though the leg may may be too straight and too short. The foot points in the correct direction and is usually of a good length.

Hair is very variable and has not as yet come into graduated lengths.
The big thing here is the increasing expression in the eyes.
Some eyes are oval or approaching an oval shape and have pupils.
Ear shape is improving, and many Eights try to to shape the ear correctly.”


“Completing the Incomplete Figure of a Man,” from Your Eight-Year-Old: Lively and Outgoing