Creative play develops preschooler confidence, language, physical and thinking skills, imagination, and emotional understanding.
The preschool years can be one of the most creative times in a child’s life. While your child’s imagination is still developing, drama, music, dance, arts and crafts can:
- foster creativity
- build your child’s confidence
- help your child express feelings and learn communication skills
- help your child develop, practice, and improve coordination and motor skills
- give your child a chance to practice decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking
- help your child find new ways of looking at things.
Preschoolers love to express themselves and their ideas using crayons, paints, playdough, clay, scissors, glue, and paper. You might find your child needs help to use thin pencils, scissors, or sticky tape.
Your child will begin making basic shapes and might enjoy experimenting with texture, space, and colors in pieces of art. For example, preschoolers often draw houses with shining suns above the roof. This is because this kind of picture is made up of basic shapes like squares, triangles, and circles.
Craft activities also let your child make decisions for herself. For example, should be roof be red or blue?
A child's creative activity can help teachers 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.
Benefits of Being Creative
1. Stress relief
2. Better problem-solving
3. Improved expression
4. You’ll feel accomplished
5. It could save you money
6. A greater sense of freedom
7. Increased confidence
We are located in Lavington Nairobi, Kenya along Loiyanagalani drive.