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It’s not just about being beautiful or being fashionable! Having a space to allow and expose your child’s artistic expression, from the first scribbles, is important for his development. Much! And in many ways! And the best part: It takes up virtually no space!
10 reasons to create a creative space in your children’s room
Open a space for the child (or children) to put whatever they want, without too strict rules (and no matter how small), draw, play with canvas, fabrics, paints, paper pens, putty, pencil … and frame or leaving your “works” exposed in some way brings the following benefits:
1) Stimulates motor coordination – with the handling of pens, chalk, pencils 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) Reinforces self-esteem – “Valuing” any child’s autonomous “production” makes him less afraid of being creative and doing original things in the future.
4) Stimulates the organization – Having his “creation space” defined, the child can learn about limits and it will make it easier for him to learn to organize things in the bedroom.
5) Stimulates the senses – The touch and the vision, mainly, are “matured” by the contact with colors, textures and diverse materials.
6) Allows for initial contact with artistic techniques – It may be that she or he does not become an artist (and it may be!) But it will certainly be easier in careers where they are needed (architect and designer, for example)
7) Stimulates curiosity for new knowledge – Several 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) Enables new and different ways to express 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 your feelings out and be happier (or balanced, who knows?)
9) Stimulates greater knowledge and expression of personality and personal tastes – The contact with art and the possibility to choose what is desired freely in its corner allows the child to discover his personal style faster than he likes or dislikes.
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10) Can improve the relationship between children and between parents and children – Artistic expression, including that of children, is a way of showing feelings, conflicts, the intimacy that many times 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 about your child and his relationship with his world and family.
Do not underestimate 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 the study of arts in schools,
Tell the story of that person represented in the statue in the square, invent fantastic stories with them…
We never know what will help the future of a real child, but we cannot miss opportunities that are easy to implement and that have no contraindications, quite the opposite !!!