Arts and Craft activities are a part of learning to children. Keeping this in mind, the arts and crafts were included in the academics.
Crafts particularly develops appropriate activities that can aid learning in other areas like Language, Music, Art, Social Studies, Science, Maths, Health and Nutrition.
Since the ancient of times, people created everything they used by their own hands, i.e. hand made things; which was later adopted by the children as a part of crafts. Crafts were initially created for trading, selling, spiritual or artistic expression, as well as creating personal and household articles.
In today's life, crafts is one of the educational tools for children. It is not just to enjoy the break time, but also to develop concepts like colors, numbers and shapes of objects and more in the mind of children.
According to experts, the best age to start off with these activities is between 2 and 5 years. On the other hand, it is a gateway to engage your pre-school kids towards learning.
Some of the benefits includes:
- Extending their thinking across multiple patterns of intelligence,
- Develop higher thinking skills,
- Enhance multicultural understandings,
- Build self esteem, and
- Gain positive emotional responses to learning.
Engaging children in Arts and Crafts encourages them to use their own ideas and create new things out of it. Through this, they are even capable of gaining confidence in their abilities, after which they are capable of handling their decisions and choices individually.
Other than Arts and Crafts, here are some more activities that help children in their future:
- Creative Writing,
- Story telling,
- Debating and more.
When children enjoy arts and crafts activities, it can be used as a tool to teach subjects like alphabets, numbers and colours to students of any age. Younger children can be taught basic lessons like colours and numbers. Crafts can be used to expand textbook lessons for older students by helping them to figure out how to express ideas and concepts visually.
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