It’s not just about being beautiful or being fashionable! Having a space to allow and expose your child’s artistic expression, since the first scrawl, is important for his development. Very! And in many ways! And the best: It does not occupy space practically!
Open a space so that the child can put what they want, without too strict rules (and however small), draw, play with screens, fabrics, paints, paper pens, dough, pencils … and also frame or leaving somehow exposed their “jobs” brings the following benefits:
1) It stimulates the motor coordination – with the handling of pens, chalk, pencil it will be easier to learn to write, for example.
2) Stimulates creativity – Want something more important for your child’s future professional success? The space in which he can do “whatever he wants” is an area of experience that he will have in mind in the future.
3) Strengthens self-esteem – “Giving value” to any child’s “autonomous” production makes her less afraid of being creative and accomplishing original things in the future.
4) Stimulates the organization – Having your “creation space” delimited the child can learn about boundaries and will make it easier for her to learn how to organize things in the bedroom.
5) Stimulates the senses – Tact and vision, in particular, are “matured” by contact with colors, textures, and various materials.
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6) Allows initial contact with artistic techniques – It may be that she or he does not become an artist (and it may be!) But surely, it will be easier for careers in which they are needed (architect and designer, for example)
7) Stimulates curiosity for new knowledge – Various branches of Art, History, Geography, Sciences … many interests can be created or stimulated through drawing, painting and contact with the arts in general (pictures, photos, small sculptures, drawings, etc.)
8) Enable new and different ways of expressing feelings – Drawing an angry face with a lot of red and yellow paint instead of breaking a toy in a moment of anger is something that can be taught … From there, the knowledge that there can be countless ways to put the feelings out and be happier (or balanced, who knows?)
9) It stimulates the greater knowledge and expression of personality and personal tastes – The contact with art and the possibility of choosing what you want freely in your corner allows the child to discover faster than he likes or dislike his personal style.
10) It can improve the relationship between children and between parents and children – Artistic expression, including children’s, is a way of showing feelings, conflicts, the intimacy that often a child does not yet know how to verbalize. Using and participating in your child’s artistic activities and encouraging them to “make art” together will show a lot to you, mother or father, both of your child and his relationship with your world and family.
Do not overlook the importance of a creative space for your children. As well as contact with art in other ways:
Visit museums with your children, take them to the theater, encourage arts study in schools,
Tell the story of that person represented on the statue of the square, invent together with them, fantastic stories …
We never know what will help the future of a real child, but we can not miss opportunities that are easy to implement and have no contraindications, quite the contrary !!!