It’s no secret that kids love art. there’s nothing like a fresh box of crayons and some blank paper to get a child’s eyes sparkling with excitement. However, art is more than just a fun pastime. Art can benefit them in a multitude of ways that you may not have even imagined. Today we’ll go over some of the many benefits that our has on children and why you should encourage their creative side as much as possible.
They Learn To Express Themselves
Writing in a journal, or speaking out loud are straightforward ways to communicate how kids are feeling. However, some children may not be able to form what they’re feeling into complete sentences, which is where art plays a wonderful role in self-expression. Sometimes emotions can’t be put into words and the best way to express how you’re feeling is through color, shapes, and motions.
There is no right or wrong way to express yourself when it happens through art. For this reason, it can teach children to open up about the way they are feeling in ways they wouldn’t have otherwise been able to do.
They Learn Commitment
Children who commit to an art project and see it through are learning the importance of commitment. Making the choice to stick to something from start to finish takes responsibility and loyalty to a project or idea. In addition to teaching commitment through individual projects, art can also teach commitment through practice and hard work. Getting better and better at a craft is a great way to learn commitment to an art form. “Practice makes perfect” as they say, so learning to get great at whatever art they love creating can be incredibly motivating to continue to do their best!
Exposure to Cultures
Taking your child to the art museum is a wonderful way to expose them to different cultures that they may not have otherwise been exposed to. Art exists all over the world, so the more that you can expose them to different types of art from throughout the globe, the more that you’ll open their eyes to different forms of expression in different cultures.
Uses all Senses
There are all sorts of different senses that you use depending on what kind of project you’re working on. From slapping paint around to mixing colors with your hands, there are many different ways to make neural connections through art. The brain thrives when you take part in an activity that uses your eyes, ears and your hands and even your nose. So, grab a paintbrush and hand it to your child. Not only will they have fun, but you may also just be expanding their minds while they’re at it!