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The Art of Creativity in Early Childhood
Children are naturally curious. They explore, observe, and imitate; trying to figure out how things operate and how to control themselves and their environments. This unrestricted exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun.
Art is a natural activity to support free play in children. Manipulating different materials in an organic and unstructured way allows for exploration and experimentation. Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life, but also for learning.
Some of the skills children develop whilst being creative include:
Cognitive development: Art can help children learn and practice skills like patterns and effect. They can also practice critical thinking skills by making a mental plan or picture.
Math skills: Children can learn, create, and begin to understand concepts like size, shape, making comparisons, counting and spatial reasoning.
Fine motor skills: Grasping pencils, crayons, chalk and paintbrushes helps children develop their fine motor muscles.
Language skills: As children describe and share their artwork, as well as their process, they develop language skills.
In addition to helping youth develop important skills, free expression is also good for overall health and well-being. Giving your child a creative outlet can help relieve stress and work through things happening in their lives. By encouraging artistic expression, you can help facilitate learning.
We at Fahr have created art stations which accommodate 5-6 children to develop their art skills in small groups, allowing open discussions for their classmates to describe and share their pieces. Our Art Weave Activity Station features three double-sided easel panels in a compact unit composed of two chalkboards, two dry-wipe panels and a double-sided weaving window; complete with chalk, pens and weaving media to get you started. Alternatively, choose our Art Activity Station which features a clear polycarbonate paint window station in place of a weaving window.
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Art is a natural activity to support free play in children. Manipulating different materials in an organic and unstructured way allows for exploration...
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