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Benefits of Arts and Crafts for Children
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Arts and Crafts materials are important for every school and daycare center because art provides many benefits to children. Furthermore, children enjoy making artwork and crafts. They naturally love painting, drawing, sculpting, etc.

Art encourages child creativity. Creative thinking is a skill that will benefit children in all areas of life when they get older. As children create their own artwork, they also learn to make decisions. In a classroom setting, children can compare how each result is unique. This helps them learn to appreciate new perspectives. Through art, kids learn to express themselves verbally and non-verbally.

Arts and crafts fosters dexterity and fine motor control. Painting, drawing, and cutting require hand-eye coordination. Sculpting with clays and modeling dough helps children control their hands. Clays often require the use of other tools as well.

Creating crafts can take several hours or days to complete. This helps children learn patience and preservation. Art helps kids learn to concentrate as well if the craft or technique is complex. Children must learn a process and repeat it. This also teaches children how to follow instructions, a vital skill.

Because arts and crafts provide so many benefits to the growing mind, all schools, preschools, daycares, and kindergartens should have a steady supply of arts and crafts supplies.
Posted by: Erica Slown  
Email: erslown@gmail.com

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