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  • Writer's pictureKate de Bass

There Are Many Benefits From Doing Arts And Crafts Activities with Kids…

Development of fine Motor skills:

Art and crafts activities generally involve using and moving hands and fingers. These movements involve fine motor skills, improving the overall muscle strength and control over movements. When your child completes an art or craft project, their motor skills gradually increase. Development of these skills is important for handwriting ability.

Increases Dexterity:

Arts and crafts increase agility in kids, and with practice manual dexterity will improve over time. With regular creative play a child will gain speed and as their skills develop so their artistic skills will also increase.

Improves Hand-Eye Coordination:

Completing an arts and crafts project often requires keen hand-eye coordination. Starting at an early age will only make it much better. The more the children use these skills, the better their hand-eye coordination. This will help them in almost all walks of life, including their ability to play sports.

Boost Self Esteem:

Completing a creative activity creates a great sense of achievement, giving kids self-esteem a boost. Enabling a child to create something, allows them to take control, which is a great way to build confidence.

Encourages Self Expression:

Creative projects are a great way to encourage children to express themselves. It is amazing how many different verisons can result from the same initial template. Art and craft activities are also a great way to bring out the hidden feelings and emotions in introverted children. Many Pipity crafts result in a ‘paper toy’ that children can play with, play is one of the key way children are able to express their thoughts and feelings.

Helps Children with Socialising:

Creating together is a great way to encourage interaction, giving children an opportunity to socialise and build friendships or bonds with parents and siblings. We hear from a number of parents who report that they children have spent happy hours playing with Pipity Paper Dolls, putting on a puppet show together, or have played happily with their paper craft animals.

Promotes innovation and creativity:

Art and craft activities help children to try out new things, giving them the courage to think differently, problem solve and to innovate. With greater creative skills children become more resourceful and versatile.

Enhances decision-making skills:

Solving artistic challenges helps children to make effective decisions. The ability to make decisions will improve a kid’s ability to face other problems and make quick decisions.

Improves Memory:

Arts and crafts help young children to learn and memorise new shapes and colours. As they develop, they learn about different patterns and figures. Eventually crafts often require visualizing complex designs and the habit of visualizing and remembering complex designs will helps a child to improve their memory.

Teach Flexibility:

Most creative projects can be completed in more than one way. Arts and crafts teach children that they can achieve the same result through a number of different methods. This will help them in real life where they continuously face situations with multiple possibilities.

The benefits of enjoying art and craft activities extends to all spheres of life making kids better equipped to face the challenges life throws at them.

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