By: Surjit Singh Flora
The next time you see your child coloring, drawing pictures or making things with paper, don’t ask: “What are you doing?”
This child may just let his creativity flow without any special ideas to consider. They are not afraid of anything and are not aware of the end result.
As a parent, you should remember that coloring outside of lines is a beautiful art. Engaging in arts and crafts is essential to children’s lives.
Enhance motor skills: When children are engaged in handicrafts, they will use their fingers to color, draw, cut and paint.
Their grip on things is greatly improved, and the use of small muscles in their hands increases, leading to motor skills and coordination.
Improve self-esteem: Children will feel proud and satisfied after they finish drawing or coloring the picture book. It has increased their confidence and confidence in themselves and their abilities.
Not only that, but arts and crafts can also enable children to improve their vocabulary by learning the names of the materials used and the shapes they create.
They started to use the words they knew in the sentence, which also improved their pronunciation skills.
In addition, arts and crafts can also enable children to develop and enhance their creativity. They have the opportunity to explore, innovate and create new things. The more artworks they produce, the greater their creativity.
When children see something, like a picture, shape, or thing, they will try to create a copy of it. For this, they will have to remember the appearance to be drawn. It improves the design and memory in their minds.
Here’s one of the creative activities coloured by Gurleen Flora, a grade 6 student in Brampton Canada ; she did a great job to shape the shoe and show her artistic talent. And she got 4/4 marks and a smiling face.