Do you have little kids at home who loves to draw on walls? If yes, it is time to divert their creative energy in the right direction with art projects and craft lessons. I know, the first thing that will come in your mind thinking about art & craft is messiness. But, this little messiness comes with brilliant and unparalleled benefits for your child’s overall development from her core skills to creativity.
Let’s discuss it in detail to help you understand its importance.
Enhances Creativity And Concentration
Word ‘Creative’ comes from ‘create’. Art and craft activities offer children unlimited opportunities to explore, discover, imagine, think, and create new things. This experience of discovering, exploring, learning, and creating something new, boosts creativity, encourages self-expression, and develops imagination. You must have heard a famous quote by Albert Einstein, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination encircles the entire world”. Along with imagination and creativity, this process helps to improve cognitive development by enhancing concentration and focus.
Improves Bilateral Coordination And Motor Skills
Children usually struggle to tie their shoelaces. It shows a lack of bilateral coordination in them. Art and craft workshops such as molding clays, coloring, painting, paper crafts, etc. teach them to manipulate art material with their tiny hands. This process improves their motor skills and bilateral coordination. Having improved Bilateral Coordination and Motor Skills help children to learn other daily activities such as eating by themselves, tying show laces, wearing clothes, etc. quickly.
Boosts Problem-Solving And Decision-Making Skills
In drawing or paper cutting art and craft activities, children learn about different shapes, measuring skills, etc. As we know even to draw simple things like house, tree, boats, etc. having an understanding of relative size of things, angles of lines, and other physical attributes matter. When children try to do it, they use their cognitive skills, decision-making skills, and problem-solving skills to complete these exercises. By doing it frequently, they develop these skills.
Elevate Patience, Confidence And Communication Skills
It is human nature, when we create something, it gives us a feeling of achievement which boosts our self-esteem and confidence. The same applies to children. When they create something, they feel confident while the process of creating something new develops patience in them such as waiting for clay molding to dry for a day to get the final product. Once they create something, asking them questions like why they have chosen a particular color or why we need to dry the clay, etc. helps them to develop good communication skills.
We need to understand, kids are full of energy and it is parents’ and teachers’ duty to help them use this energy in the right way so that they can develop the required skills for a bright future. Art and craft workshops are the best way of early learning for kids.