Do you know the benefits of art for your kids?
Encouraging creativity in your children isn’t just a fun way to pass the time, but you’re also helping them develop fundamental skills- from math to motor skills, and everything in between.
- Fine motor skills. Learning to hold pencils and crayons properly encourages fine motor skills. Down the line, this will help your child with writing and even zipping up a coat.
- Cognitive development. Art is a great way to learn patterning, cause and effect and even critical thinking.
- Math skills. Art introduces basic concepts like size, shapes, counting and spatial reasoning.
- Visual Learning: Even before they can read, kids are taking in visual information- this is especially important for visual learners. Creative activities like drawing, sculpting or threading beads help aid this.
- Improved Academic Performance: A report by Americans for the Arts states that children who participate regularly in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement- and that is bot on!
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By encouraging creative expression, you can help facilitate fun and learning. With so many awesome benefits, what are you waiting for? Check out our craft kits.
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