Arts & crafts can be a wonderful pastime and learning opportunity for children. No matter what your child is interested in, if you provide them with an interesting array of materials and encourage them to have a go, they will usually attack any art project with gusto.
Small children are particularly passionate about painting and love to use colours and different mediums to express themselves.
Always encourage your child and admire their efforts, this will keep them interested. The great thing about art is that there’s no “right and wrong” about it. Everything is subject to opinion.
When children are encouraged to freely explore art, they are actively using parts of their brain which don’t otherwise get engaged.
Research shows that during arts activities, the brain is more active than at other times. This means that your child is growing and developing cognitively as they paint, draw or model.
There are many different activities which suit small children and while at school, your child will probably get to try lots of different things which you might not have considered.
This nursery in Hampshire ensures all pupils are given the opportunity to engage in creative activities on a daily basis.
There’s also the fact that painting, drawing and modelling are excellent for the development of fine motor skills in small children.
Children enjoy the freedom which arts & crafts provide and don’t notice that they are actively engaged in learning whilst they are doing it.
For this reason alone, it’s a great idea to provide your child with plenty of arts materials at home.