When it comes to children’s development, art is very important. In addition to teaching them how to appreciate aesthetics, it allows their imagination and creativity to run wild. In fact, art teaches kids what math and other typical school topics can’t.
So, instead of letting them sit in front of their screen of choice, as they watch something or play video games, allow them to express their thoughts, feelings and likes through art. Below are a few ideas that will keep them busy and do them a lot of good.
1 – All kids love to draw, which is an activity that allows them to develop their visual perception. Whether you give them a piece of paper, a t-shirt or a canvas to draw on, they will have a great time.
2 – For kids who like painting more, giving them white plates or t-shirts is a great idea to get their creative juices flowing and give them the opportunity to express themselves through colors. You’ll probably have to clean up a major mess, but as long as they’re happily learning, then nothing else matters!
3 – Some kids are born with a knack for music. So why don’t you focus on that? Whether your child loves dancing, singing or playing any kind of instrument, encourage them to start at an early age.
4 – Is your kid a fan of handcrafts? Then make YouTube your best buddy. Play some videos and get them inspired – all the while making sure they have an adult next to them in case they need to use dangerous tools such as scissors. Believe us, there is no better way to get them to explore their creative and artistic side!
5 – Photography is also an art, and with kids being fond of everything related to technology nowadays, why don’t you make this interest a beneficial one? Get them a camera as a reward for being good and start teaching them to capture your fun and daily family moments together in order to make their own albums.
Article Written by Mirella Haddad