Have you ever wondered why arts and crafts are always included in early childhood education? While this activity may seem like a simple and fun pastime for children it is essential activity for your child to learn various skills at their own pace.
As a daycare in Youngsville, Louisiana we often find that our students develop the following skills during arts and crafts:
- Motor skills
They develop their fine motor skills as they use the small muscles in their hands to paint, color, glue, and cut.
They learn new vocabulary such as colors, shapes, and descriptive words to talk about their crafts.
- Math concepts
They begin to recognize shapes, count, and sort out their art supplies, and measure lengths and sizes of art materials.
Arts and crafts is a great avenue for self-expression and to cope with their feelings. It provides an opportunity to try new ideas, ways of thinking, and problem-solving.
These activities give kids a sense of achievement and allow them to take pride in their work. Making art allows them to discover that it’s okay to make mistakes and that getting things wrong can lead you to a whole new idea.
Are you thinking of enrolling your child in a preschool in Louisiana? Come on over to Creative Minds Preschool of Youngsville. We provide exceptional education and nurturing care that feels like home.