Good Evening Everyone,
This week was a fun filled week as we are gearing up for Halloween at CDG. The children had the opportunity to do multiple crafts and decorate the center. You might wonder, its arts and crafts, what’s the big deal? Kids use arts and crafts as an outlet to be creative and have some fun! Little do they know that it is so good for their development as well!
There are 5 developmental benefits that your child learns when creating their masterpieces. Children with all different capabilities, autism, ADHD, typical love creating arts and crafts at CDG.
Fine Motor Coordination– In order to draw shapes, cut patterns, and hand writing, your child is required to use their fine motor coordination. These skills similarly translate to other areas of their lives, such as dressing ,eating, and in the academic setting.
Bilateral Coordination– Crafts such as coloring, drawing, cutting, all require your child to use both of their hands together. This skill is important in other areas of their lives as they continue to grow, such as writing, tying shoes, typing and so much more!
Self-esteem booster– Although we want to challenge our kids, it is also important to initially choose arts and crafts that are at your child’s skill level. Completing the crafts successfully will give them a great sense of accomplishment and pride. As you and your child begin to explore more crafts, you can add in more and more challenges
Self Regulation– Crafts that require drying require waiting! This is a great lesson for you child to demonstrate self control and patience. Also, as always things might not go exactly as we hoped! Crafts are a great way to promote flexibility in your child. There is no right or wrong way in exploring one’s own creativity!
Bonding and fun-Your kids will love spending time with you and creating something together!