Why Creative activities are important in study?
A child’s creative activity can help teachers/parents to learn more about what the child may be thinking or feeling. Creativity also fosters mental growth in children by providing opportunities for trying out new ideas, and new ways of thinking and problem-solving.
Physical development : Various arts and crafts are ways for children to encourage movement, develop fine motor skills, control and hand-eye coordination, pincer grasp. For example, while painting or paper coloring, kids get to know how to hold and control a paintbrush and define their preferences to use the right (or the left) hand.
Emotional development : Young children (up to the age of 7) can use various arts and tools to express their thoughts they are not yet able to share verbally. In this way, creative arts can help children release their feeling by putting them on a specific piece of artwork. Such activities also let children feel proud of their achievements and get mastery of the environment, when they craft something. On top of that, kids gain confidence in their capacities and raise self-esteem.
Intellectual development : At a basic level, they develop concentration and the abilities to measure and sort things. To make sense of the world around them, kids ask themselves some basic questions and get engaged in activities that foster understanding of some basic concepts.
Please note: It is very important that children should do all the activities with the minimum assistance and proper supervision by parents. This will help them to gain confidence in doing things by themselves and parents would be able to understand their child better. It is not the neatness of the craft but the efforts of the child that needs to be encouraged and appreciated.