How Arts And Crafts Help Children

Do Arts And Crafts Help Your Child Reach Their Developmental Goals?

Art and Craft are not just about making pretty things and having something nice to hang on the wall. These activities help your child reach major developmental goals. If you’ve been thinking about some art and craft projects for your kids at home here are five reasons to get some projects going.

Strengthening learning styles

How Arts and Craft Can Help Your Child Reach Their Developmental GoalsArts and Crafts are great for strengthening the three learning styles.

  • Visual Learners are great with colour,
  • Auditory Learners hum while they work, and the
  • Kinaesthetic Learners who love clay and modelling always seem to come up with something unique.

Eric Erickson in Childhood and Society wrote that school age children have four main developmental challenges. They are:

  • Cognitive development which is thinking.
  • Emotional development which is feeling.
  • Social development which is how the child relates to others.
  • Sensory-motor development which is coordination.

Arts and Crafts feature highly in these critical developmental skills as they give kids ongoing repetitive experience in each of these four areas:

Developing Thinking Skills

Developing Feeling Skills

Developing Relating Skills

Developing Sensory-Motor Skills

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