20 Dec How Art Can Help Channel Your Child’s Development beyond the Craft Room
Little kids are masters of the moment- they love the way it feels when they smear paint on paper, and even the soft sound a brush makes as it crosses the page. Art teacher Ecklund Flores says that engendering creativity will not just increase your child’s chances of becoming the next Picasso, but also helps them develop socially and mentally. For young children, indulging in art provides opportunities to learn words for colours, actions and shapes. Ultimately, when kids engage in art, their feelings are elicited when they experience different artwork styles. Moreover, children who feel able to experiment and make mistakes feel free to invent new ways of critical thinking.According to Sir Kenneth Robinson, creativity is in everything, especially teaching. It all comes down to imagination which you apply in the form of creativity. The worldwide myth that ‘only special people are creative’ or that ‘creativity is only about the art’s is very untrue as it is drawn from many powers as a virtue of being human. One of the most important skills in the age of kids is that they acquire hand-eye co-ordination, which painting enables. In this process, their muscles are also being used, which offers them a scope to develop their mobility skills. Art and creativity may involve testing and focusing on the artwork that is being done, but it is really about critical thinking on part of the individual and judging whether the work in process is producing the right shape for the child generating it.
The main motivator of creativity is a passion for discovery and the appetite of the work itself. When kids are driven to learn, they naturally and automatically acquire the skills needed to get the work done, where their mastery grows as they acquire the skills needed to get the work done.
As we are part of an increasingly diverse society, the representations of different media groups can get overwhelming. Hence, teaching kids to interpret the choices of a designer or artist makes for portraying a subject helps kids understand the idea that what they observe may be someone’s understanding of reality. Because of this, it is extremely crucial that parents understand the importance that kids now learn from a lot of graphic sources, wherein they need to know a lot more in depth about the world than what is being learnt through text and numbers. Thereby, art teaches kids how to interpret and analyze visual information – and then make decisions on this very basis. Having knowledge of visual art is especially vital in helping children become clever consumers and navigate a world full of marketing logos. All in all, teaching children to recognize the choices made by an artist or designer makes for portraying a subject that helps kids comprehend the concept of someone else’s interpretation of reality.