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How Art and Culture affect children in today’s time?

Updated: Jul 6, 2022

Children are generally curious! They work to push themselves out into the world to see how it all works from the moment they get control of their movements. They investigate, observe, and imitate in order to learn how things work and how to regulate themselves and their surroundings. This exploration aids in the formation of neural connections in children's brains, as well as their learning—and it's also enjoyable.




Art is a natural hobby for youngsters to promote their free play. The ability to handle various materials in an organic and unstructured manner allows for exploration and experimentation. These artistic attempts and self-directed discoveries are both enjoyable and educational. Kids can use art to practise a range of skills that are important not only in everyday life but also in the classroom.


When children participate in art activities, they practise the following skills:


  • Fine Motor Skills: These skills are required. Holding pencils, crayons, chalk, and paintbrushes helps children develop their fine motor skills. This improvement will help with writing,\and other tasks that need controlled movements.

  • Mind Development: Patterning and cause and effect (e.g., "If I push really hard with a crayon, the colour gets deeper.") are two abilities that art can help children acquire and practise. They can also practise critical thinking abilities by picturing or planning what they want to make and then carrying it out. Size, shape, comparisons, counting, and spatial thinking are all things that children can learn, develop, and begin to grasp.

  • Language Skills: Children gain language skills as they describe and share their artwork, as well as their method. You may help this development by actively listening and responding to open-ended inquiries. It's also a wonderful way for them to pick up new project-related vocabulary (i.e., texture).

  • Free expression: Benefits a child's overall health and well-being in addition to helping them develop key skills. Giving your child a creative outlet can help them cope with stress and work through life's challenges. You can assist learning by fostering artistic expression.


According to Amy Yang, founder of Brooklyn Design Lab, a children's art school, "little kids are masters of the present." "They enjoy the way it feels when they spread paint on paper, the way it looks when they sprinkle glitter, and even the delicate sound a brush makes as it traverses the page."


Unlike older children and adults, most toddlers and preschoolers are unconcerned about what they're doing and aren't focused on completing a task. It can be difficult for parents to accept this.


Allowing children to express themselves through the visual arts is especially crucial during an event like COVID-19; a pandemic and ensuing lockdown is a notion that most youngsters do not understand, but it has transformed the fabric of their existence.


Conclusion


Adults, too, have relied on art in its many and varied forms-consider drawing, painting, music, filmmaking, and writing - to get through these trying times. In isolation, art has blossomed.

As you can see, there are numerous reasons for your child to engage in art and crafts activities that will benefit his or her development. But we also believe it is a fantastic method for parents to spend quality time with their children while keeping them away from their devices!


Children’s Art Museum of India provides a safe place for your child to grow and learn about art and culture in fresh ways.





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