Of Victor Lowenfeld's Stages of Artistic Development, the longtitudinal stage is the second sub-stage of the first stage, the scribble stage. The Scribble stage typically occurs at 2-4 years old. The Longitudinal stage is characterized by controlled repetitions of motions. A child at this stage of development demonstrates visually an awareness and enjoyment of kinesthetic movements. Also see preschematic stage (4-6), schematic stage (6-9), dawning realism stage (9-11), and the pseudorealistic stage (11-13).Related link: Young Artists, U of Florida art education professor Craig Roland's pages offer a more contemporary interpretation of childrens' stages of art development, and has a section about the scribbling stage. Also see length.