Art is something that everyone enjoys doing. Art that develops all the senses – sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste – depending on the activity. Art is medium to express imagination and technical skills. Children connect with different colors and designs quickly. Art is attractive and sensitive. It is helpful to everyone from elderly to young. It holds an emotional power. Exposing kids to art from an early age develops various skills within them.
How can art be helpful for kids?
1. Develops creativity
Creativity is the ability to apprehend the world in diverse ways. Art is something that develops creativity. Grasping power of kids is extraordinarily faster than grown-ups. They connect and relate to art sooner. Indulging them in the making of an art form develops their creativity. They are able to look at the world in multiple ways.
One of the important skills art helps to develop is self-confidence. Believing that you can perform an art form is as important as having technical skills to do it. Make them participate in singing, dancing or any other local art programs. Getting up to the stage to perform, gets them out of their comfort zone. Encourage them to try again whenever they fail. Guide them. They will improve with time. Make them realize their improvement and it will help in building the self-confidence.
3. Observational skills
Every art form requires the ability to observe your surroundings. At times, it helps you work on your mistakes. It even serves different ideas. In young kids, art like drawing, sculpting or painting develops visual-spatial skills. It develops a habit of being mindful and attentive. Kids become attentive and focus on details.
Art forms like a band, theater, and dance require teamwork. Such activities allow kids to work together. They learn to share and compromise to achieve a common goal. These activities develop a need to communicate with the team. Kids learn to contribute their share to the group. They learn social and effective communication skills.
5. Mode of expression
Art has always been a medium of expression for every individual. Teach your child to channel their emotions through art. It is the most effective and positive way. It is also a possibility that your child might continue with a certain art form.
Art will not only help your child now but also in future. Art develops creativity, self-confidence, observational skills along with communication and teamwork. It also becomes a mode of expression for your child.