Being creative provides children with an outlet for self-expression and helps to develop their imagination and problem-solving skills. Children develop fine motor skills, as they learn to hold and manipulate art tools such as paint brushes, markers and clay.
Creative experiences can be used to help children learn about colour, shape, form and texture, they can also help to foster children’s self-esteem and self-confidence as they learn to take pride in their creations. Children can also learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and problem-solve. By exposing children to a wide variety of creative forms and techniques, they can discover their own interests and passions, and develop a lifelong appreciation for the arts.
On this page you'll find some tips on how you can encourage art at home. Click each arrow to read more.