Abstract. The development of the creative abilities of a child
must begin in childhood. Visual activity in this matter is multifaceted. It allows us to develop, modify, test various methods for
the formation of creative thinking in the educational process, including preschool. In recent years, there has been a significant
reappraisal of the role of the subject «foreign language» in the
content of education, including preschool. For preschoolers, of
particular importance is not only the process of mastering a foreign language but also, to a large extent, their development and
education as subjects of educational activity. The selection of
content is made taking into account the communicative and sociocultural approaches to teaching a foreign language. It is based
on the principles of early learning a foreign language and is determined by the humanistic nature of the training. It assumes an
orientation towards the development of the child’s personality
and his work.
Scientists, teachers, and psychologists consider creativity as the
creation by a person of an objectively and subjectively new one.
Subjective novelty is the result of the creative activity of preschool children. With its help, creative abilities are formed; morality is brought up, the habit of work is instilled, the work of
mental functions improves. Therefore, visual activity as a means
of developing creative skills is considered one of the most effective.
The article reveals the meaning of children’s visual activity, describing its impact on the development of a child’s personality.
The advantages, types of fine art are described, the research of
scientists is described (L. S. Vygotsky, L. A. Wenger, E. A. Flerina, Y. A. Bashilov, N. I. Tkachenko, K. M. Lepilov, E. V
Razgraev, and others, psychologists K. N. Kornilov, I. L. Ermakov.) Claiming that drawing and other forms of art in childhood
positively affect the development of intellectual, emotional, motor, and other abilities of the child. They contribute to increasing
motivation for learning and contributes to the gradual development of the foundations of foreign language communicative
competence. The methods and techniques of aesthetic education
are given, as well as examples ofworking with various materials
and in various art techniques.
Keywords:drawing, art, English, child development, creativity,

Ekaterina M. Kosheleva
Institute of Foreign Languages
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Moscow, Russia