Children are like sponges and absorb so much information from their environment and what they are exposed to. In my opinion, the more a child is surrounded by music, painting, drawing and theatre the more it enriches their life and helps them to grow and mature.
Motor skill development
Scribbling with markers and crayons is a skill that sets the foundation for learning to write. Holding a paintbrush, stringing beads, and cutting with scissors all hone fine motor skills, which aids in things like learning to tie shoes, fastening buttons, holding utensils, and many more daily activities.
Self-esteem and self-expression
Mastering skills, completing art projects, and learning to express themselves in new ways helps kids gain confidence and perseverance. These things also help kids come up with positive emotional responses to stressful situations. Time-dependent projects, like waiting for paint and glue to dry, encourage patience, which is tough for most kids. Concentrating on a project for long periods also develops focus and longer attention spans.
Visual processing and memory
Painting, drawing, and sculpting help develop visual-spatial skills, especially in toddlers. These skills help kids analyse what they see and make choices based on visual information. Creating arts and crafts projects also assists with developing executive function, which includes working memory, mental flexibility, and self-control. Creative play and activities are a key ways of developing these necessary traits. These traits guide your child’s ability to plan his or her behavior, which is essential to academic success.
In conclusion here are so many ways to include different forms of art in your child’s life to help enrich their growth and shape their overall personality. Whether you choose to enroll them in classes or work with them at home, you are only helping your child to prosper by introducing them to art.