“Every child is an artist.”
These were the famous words of Pablo Picasso, arguably one of the most famous artists of the 20th century.
Have you ever seen your little one grab a vast array of vibrant colors and splatter them over a blank canvas? Paint with every color of the rainbow and bring to life mythical creatures and curious scenes? If you have, you’ll know that truer words have never been spoken.
Creative activities—be it painting, dancing, music, or acting—are forms of expression that help your child learn through play.
Kids have a natural flair for creativity. Their desire to learn about the world around them manifests in the form of creative expression. Let’s take a look at why you should incorporate creative activities into your infant’s activities.
They improve mental health
Self-expression has long been considered an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety. This therapeutic technique is a great way to foster a sense of self-expression for people who are unable to voice their feelings.
That’s why creativity, especially in the form of art, can help your little one put their feelings on paper. Using the tool of creativity, your child can share what they are unable to do verbally. Artistic expression is important from a young age because they give kids’ feelings and thoughts an outlet, allowing them to enjoy better mental health and emotional development.
They foster social ties
Creative environments are the perfect way to get your kid to foster bonds with others their age. Social development is an important aspect of early development but children are often apprehensive about making friends. When your little one is taking part in dramatic play or painting pictures, it gives them an ideal opportunity to develop their social skills.
Communication and emotional intelligence are necessary building blocks of your child’s growth. Creative activities help cultivate skills.
They encourage physical development
Running, climbing, and other forms of activity are known for aiding your child’s physical development but creative activities can contribute to them just as much.
When your little one is going through their formative years, it’s important to encourage the development of their motor skills. Between the ages of 0–2 years, their muscles are developing and they are able to grasp and lift objects.
Greater coordination and control are outcomes of encouraging creative activities for your children. Using tools such as pencils, paintbrushes, and musical instruments will develop your child’s motor skills.
At Georgia Learning & Childcare Center, we are committed to nurturing your little ones and walking them through their milestones in life. Our dedicated teachers and varied creative classes give your little one the opportunity to learn through fun, creative activities.
Through creative classes—such as music, dramatic play, free play, and outdoor play—your little one is able to enjoy themselves while they learn through the power of self-expression!
Visit our infant daycare in Roswell, GA or call us at 678-461-1869 to learn more about our classes.