Art activities that encourage creativity are more than just a fun way to keep your child busy – they encourage cognitive, social-emotional, and fine motor skills. Through the creative process, young children learn important skills such as flexibility, creativity, problem-solving, and innovation that can help with success in school and life!
While creative art activities may seem like something that is “just for fun,” they are actually key elements to child development. Remember to let your child take charge of the artistic process! Your job is to provide the rich environment and materials. Then allow your child to take the creative lead.
In this episode, Rachel and Claire discuss the importance of art, how engaging with art helps children with school readiness, and how to set up a playful and joyful art experience for your child.