It is important to introduce art manipulation at an early age. This helps develop a child’s imagination and creativity. A child can start developing the building blocks for fine motor skills and open a world of imagination. If you want to enhance those skills, enroll your child in our Ready Set Grow Pre-school in Nassau County Long Island. We provide a wonderful pre-school curriculum program including our art explosion room. If we aren’t staying “green” and recycling materials for our arts and crafts, we purchase supplies from Michaels Craft store and A.C Moore.
There are a multitude of developmental benefits of implementing arts in preschool education.
Visual Understanding: Drawing pictures, sculpting with play-doh, and making bead necklaces all contribute to learning spatial skills. The visual spatial style of learning consists of using images, pictures, colors and maps to digest information and explain it to others.
Motor Skills: Motor skills are extremely important to develop during a child’s year in preschool. Children begin developing motor skills when they are infants and by the time they are crawling or running they have progressed to gross motor skills. By using paint brushes, crayons, magic markers or child proof scissors they’re improving motor skills while simultaneously expressing themselves creatively. Learning to use child proof or safety scissors in preschool helps prepare children for learning to write.
Communication Skills: Children can learn to communicate through art. Art can allow feelings of joy to be expressed by drawing family members or using swirls of pretty colors to express happiness. Learning new vehicles of communication through art expression can teach children about variety and the ability to communicate effectively.
Decision Making:When a child draws a picture their learning to choose a thought and make a decision on how to express it. Deciding to draw a picture of the sun, or a blob of colors may seem minuscule, however there is meaning behind it. Also drawing pictures allows children to take their imagination outside the realm of their own mind and share it with others.