Arts & Crafts
Some good reason for young people to participate in arts and crafts
Crafts such as colouring, drawing, cutting, all require your child to use both of their hands together. This skill is important in other areas of their lives as they continue to grow, such as writing, tying shoes, typing and so much more.
Fine Motor Coordination
In order to draw shapes, cut patterns, and hand writing, your child is required to use their fine motor coordination. These skills similarly translate to other areas of their lives, such as dressing, eating, and in the academic setting.
Crafts that require drying require waiting! This is a great lesson for children to demonstrate self control and patience. Also, as always things might not go exactly as we hoped! Crafts are a great way to promote flexibility in your child. There is no right or wrong way in exploring one’s own creativity!
Although we want to challenge our children, it is also important to initially choose arts and crafts that are at your child’s skill level. Completing the crafts successfully will give them a great sense of accomplishment and pride. As children become more confident they can begin to explore more complicated and challenging forms of craft making.
Bonding and fun
Your children will love spending time with others in a friendly safe environment creating something to take home or display.