These activities and experiences are deeply enriching the toddler’s developing sense of self. It promotes and enforces a sense of pride and ownership in the classroom environment. This purposeful activity enhances responsibility and build independence with self-esteem by providing students an opportunity to care for themselves.
Furthermore, it provides the foundation of future learning in terms of development of skills of placing things in order, connection, control and coordination, concentration and independence.
These activities cover two main areas of development: care of self and care of environment.
There are numerous arts and craft projects in our institution that can engage kids and nurture their creativity. Arts and crafts help in the physical and social development of kids. Let us take a look at some of the benefits of Arts and Crafts for Kids.
Most arts and craft projects involve moving the hands and fingers. These movements involve fine motor skills and improve the overall muscle strength and control over movements.
Arts and crafts increase agility in kids and with practice manual dexterity will improve over time. With regular practice, the child will gain speed and as his finer skills improve his artistic skills will also increase.
Arts and crafts often require keen hand-eye coordination. Starting at an early age will only make it much better. The more the children practice, the better their hand-eye coordination. This will help them in almost all walks of life, including their wishes to excel in sports.Boost Self Esteem:
Art and craft activities create a sense of achievement inside kids and give a boost to their self-esteem.Encourages Self Expression:
Arts and crafts are a great way to allow children to express themselves. Arts and crafts can bring out the hidden feelings and emotions in introverted children.Helps in Socializing:
Interacting with other children with the same interests gives the kids the opportunity to socialize and build friendships.Promotes innovation and creativity:
Arts and crafts provide a platform for the kids to create new things. It makes them think differently and innovatively and also enhances the ability to solve problemsEnhances decision-making skills:
Solving artistic challenges will help a kid in making correct and effective decisions. The decision-making ability will improve the kid’s ability to face other problems and take quick decisions.Improves Memory:
Apart from learning new shapes and colors, kids also learn about different patterns and figures.The specific Art and Craft Activities are mentioned below:
Sensorial Activities play a vital role in child’s brain development that stimulate children’s senses. Most sensory plays focus on stimulating the touch, sight and hearing senses because they are more accessible. These activities encompasses the skills of pairing, grading, sorting, and discrimination abilities that accelerates tactile, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory senses.