Do you see art in a messy children’s play time? Or are you aware that it is much more? Art can be good for children in many ways. While a child must learn science, math, and reading, art is also key to their development. At home, this is a great time to connect with your child and encourage his or her creativity. At school, it’s their way of communicating and building self-confidence.
As art education declines in schools around the world, it is up to parents to inspire, introduce, and raise little Piccaso in every child. Let’s see what art is, its benefits, and how you can help get your child involved.
The importance of artistic expression in your child’s life
Artistic expression opens the heart to new learning for many children, allowing them to master powerful emotions and transform emotions into new and creative energies.
Give your child paint, clay, and collage materials to create fine art. Give him simple, solid instruments that allow him to express himself melodic and rhythmic.
Keep a room in your home designed for creative play with a puppet theater, playhouse, or simply an open space that can be used for dancing, theater, or other imaginative expressions.
Then follow these steps:
- Do not judge or judge your child’s creative products. Nothing is more artistic than comparison and criticism.
- Easily identify your child’s artwork; not with sublime praise, but with simple approval. Listen to what your child has to say about what they do or have done, and respond naturally.
- Allow yourself to participate in his creative process from time to time. But be careful not to control its operation. Your child needs to be able to create in their own way.
BUILD ON THE LEFT DRAWING
Drawing is one of the most important things you and your student can do. Drawing is not only the basis of other creative activities – such as painting, sculpture and graphics – but it also provides a direct connection to reading, writing and, in particular, calculation. The connection between the drawing and the geometric shapes and dimensions simply cannot be denied. And do you know what else? Drawing is the easiest art form available. All you need is a pen and paper.
As one of the creators of I often receive letters from teachers working in public school systems where art is not a priority. School leaders have to draw difficult conclusions, such as increasing test scores and raising budgets as much as possible.
It is always worrying to hear that another group of district decision makers are lying about arts education in schools. The problem is that many have a misconception that art is an unnecessary and isolated subject when nothing can be further from the truth.