why art is imortant for young children?

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, it is important to expose children to the universal language of art and to build their appreciation of individuality, beauty, and history as well as building their personal visual dictionary.

Submitted: December 14, 2011

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Why Art is Important for Young Children?

Art is an integral part of everyday life. We know the importance of reading to our children, and that instilling a lifetime love of reading and building their literal dictionary cannot be overestimated. Similarly, it is important to expose children to the universal language of art and to build their appreciation of individuality, beauty, and history as well as building their personal visual dictionary.

One of the joys of exposing young children to art is that they can learn from visual and tactile experience well before they can read. A process of art appreciation educates and speaks to the smallest students; and most young children have a natural enthusiasm for art. Maybe it's because, as Pablo Picasso said, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

Before making decisions about what to include in our arts programs and how we will go about our work with the children, it is important to give some thought to why we make such decisions. Research in early childhood art education has enjoyed an increased amount of attention over the recent years.

Art is important for children because of the way it makes little kids feel special and good about themselves. Through art, children learn to identify colors, cause-and-effect, shapes, problem solving, sharing and cooperation among many other skills

. The procedures within the arts can contribute to the development of the potential of the whole child by proving children with the opportunity to:

  • Develop the full variety of human intelligence
    Develop aesthetic awareness and perception
  • Develop the ability for creative thought and action
  • Develop an understanding of cultural change and differences
  • Develop feeling and sensibility
  • Develop physical and perceptual skills
  • Explore values, and
  • Achieve positive self-esteem

 

On other hand, Young children appear to enjoy creating new things in the arts and will spontaneously invent, for example, rhymes, chants, songs, dances, dramas and stories.

 

 

 


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