Reflection and elaboration on what a child has created hone their skills of creativity. Art strengthens the connection between visual and vocal encouraging full expression of their thoughts.
Illustrated stories can develop their understanding of literal texts. Expression through creative forms shows better cognitive thinking.
Creation allows confident self-expression. Art enhances brain function and stimulates happy hormones reducing anxiety and stress! It is a chance to relax and channel feelings into a visual piece.
Art can be a form of relaxation or meditation if children feel panicky or stressed. It distracts your mind from the craze of the outside world.
Gross motor skills make the large muscles and the nervous system work well in coordination with activities like pottery and painting huge sizes on paper.
Fine motor skills are also encouraged! Crafting and fine details work the smaller groups of muscles - fingers and hands.
IDENTITY AND PERSONALITY
Praise and recognition of artwork develop their self-worth and respect for other creations. Learning to take constructive criticism builds their creativity and pushes forward aspirations they may have.
They are able to bond and build strong connections with people around them. Confidence, free thinking and happy emotions flow through children making them appreciate life more!
PERFORMANCE AT SCHOOL
Children with disabilities or outside-the-box learning techniques feel more listened to and respected. Through art, they can learn to own what may be thought of as challenges! There are no rules or expectations to art, meaning they can express however they please.
Creativity and more detailed thinking is shown in other subjects they take part in.
Problem-solving and abstract thoughts are built to be more constructive and thorough. Different ideas and concepts are shown by children who do more creative activities.
Their imagination is stimulated and children become more innovative in all things they do.