One of the things that I have discovered that children really love and that is …Art! In fact, in my childcare center, the most popular center is the Art Center.
At the Art Center, children can be creative with the paint and all the other materials that are provided. Moreover, providing children with a variety of art materials, encourages children to be creative and it also allows them to express their feelings.
Furthermore, art is a great form of therapy for kids. In fact, I strongly believe that this is why behavior therapist use art to discover what is going on inside of a child’s mind.
Check out some of the open-ended Creations that I have discovered at my childcare center.
In fact, art in my facility is strictly open- ended and we focus on the process not the end product. More over, art is an everyday experience in my childcare center and the art experiences includes free choice opportunities for children to do the following:
- Cut paper
- Color with crayons or colored pencils
- Draw pictures
- Exploring play doh or modeling clay
- Experimenting with scraps of materials
I want to challenge you to visit the art center/area in your program. Observe the materials that that are provided to encourage the children to be creative, because Kids love Art!
Need ideas for organizing an Art Center? Check out the photos below:
What has been your observation of children and Art in your program? What would a child find in your art center/areas? Feel free to share your thoughts.
Kids Love to be,
Where they can be Creative;
Art Encourages Creativity!
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