Children’s serie, xué, 学-學, study, learn.
A first spelling showed two hands drawing/writing and underneath a room :
Former meaning: school. The idea is logical ：
A later spelling added the child, which remained. The meaning became more precise: a child practicing drawing/writing characters.
The simplified form used today in mainland China has retained only part of the top. The simplified character is on the left, the traditional on the right:
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2 August 2020