Art and craft are an integral part of the culture of any society. It is especially important for children and has a special significance in parenting. Art and craft help develop an appreciation of visual aesthetics and function as building blocks for the development of children.
Art and Craft help in the all-round development of children. It facilitates language development by providing an opportunity to pick up new words and expand their vocabulary. It also helps develop motor skills as it involves different movements like drawing, cutting with scissors, and holding a paintbrush to paint. It develops dexterity in kids.
Art and craft also nurture creativity and spur innovative abilities in children. It inspires them to think out of the box and seek out new ways of achieving their goals instead of following directions. It also develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills in children. Arts promote visual-spatial skills in children and help them identify, interpret and implement visual information.
Parents can use art and craft to inspire creativity in children. Parents can encourage their children to be imaginative and teach them to work with less guidance. Parents can help children get different perspectives on their work and encourage the child to share their views. It is also an enjoyable way of spending quality time with the children and encouraging them in their learning process. Overall art and craft can play a significant role in the overall development of a child and help parents to contribute to it meaningfully.