Explore Art for Learning
There are many ways to boost your child’s early brain and language development, including activities like talking, reading, and singing. And when you bring art and creative activities into the mix, such as drawing, coloring, or even using playdough, there are great benefits! When you engage in conversations with your little one during creative play, you’re building your child’s vocabulary, and helping to develop other abilities like creative problem solving and fine motor skills – an important part of emerging literacy! By holding a crayon, paintbrush, or scissors, your child is learning early writing skills.
But the benefits don’t stop there! Studies also show that early art experiences are linked to improved academic performance across subjects, help foster children’s self-expression, and build their confidence, too! By engaging your child in creative activities early on, you can help your little one develop an appreciation for the arts, as well as lifelong skills that can help him/her succeed in school and beyond.