Benefits of Art for Children

From the time they are born, we surround our children with art. A beautiful nursery, a colorful play mat, light-up toys, mirrors, and more, surround your infant, hoping to give them the best appreciation for art from when they are very young.

As children grow, they express creativity with paint, play-doh, coloring materials, stickers, and more. But what are the benefits of art for children? Keep reading to learn three ways art aids in child development.

Builds Autonomy

Every art teacher has experienced the diversity in children’s art. If you tell the class to color a sunrise, each picture is beautifully unique in color, landscape, orientation, and more. This individual expression of artistic ability builds a child’s self-esteem and autonomy.

Development of Fine Motor Skills

Mastering various art forms takes a lot of skill. While we often take it for granted, consider the coordination and fine motor skills needed to hold a crayon and color a picture! This takes years of practice. Thankfully, children develop fine motor skills without realizing when art is fun (like in our Mother Goose Time or The Learning Box curriculum!).

Builds Creativity

It goes without saying that art builds creativity–but it’s worth mentioning! When children are given various art materials, they learn to manipulate them in ever-increasingly creative ways. But this is only possible when children are given the materials to experiment and grow their skills.

Bright Start Louisville is proud to offer a robust art curriculum for your child, so they can grow their creativity, autonomy, and fine motor skills.

Bright Start Louisville offers exceptional childcare to children six weeks to 12 years old. We’re proud to offer a fun and educational preschool program that prepares your child for kindergarten per state educational standards.

If you’re looking for excellent childcare that gives your child a head start in life, contact Bright Start Louisville today!

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