The practice of art fosters imagination and creativity, two abilities that are becoming more and more associated with long-term professional success. Children that are exposed to art are forced to think creatively and can develop their creative problem-solving abilities.
Boosts Confidence & Self-Esteem
Deciding what kind of art to make and what materials they will use are some of the first opportunities for young children to exercise autonomy and make decisions for themselves.
Art can help facilitate communication and bonding between children even if they don’t know each other or don’t share many common interests. Creating art in small group settings encourages cooperative behavior in children, giving them opportunities to practice crucial social skills like sharing, taking turns and working together.
A Voice Beyond Words
Children often use art to help them process their experiences and deal with overwhelming emotions. Art provides kids with critical sensory input and can help children express their feelings in a multidimensional way even if they lack the vocabulary to describe their feelings with words.