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Why are arts and crafts important


Personally, as the mother of an autistic child, Art and crafts activities were an important part of my son’s development process. They helped both with his academic development and his personal development. Through crafting he developed self-control and learned to express himself through crafting. Another important aspect to his success was the advice I received from professionals such as which crafts to try and understanding why each one was important, like we will discuss below. Take a look at why Art and crafts are important in the life of your autistic child: Arts and crafts are important for several different reasons… They help in the developmental growth in children of all ages in a few areas:


Motor and Coordination Skills Simple tasks such as using a pair of scissors or holding a paintbrush helps enhance fine motor skills. Arts and crafts are also a great time to help your child learn things like how to hold a pencil correctly. The sooner they learn, the easier grade school will be. Language Development When a young child makes something new, they enjoy sharing it with others. Encourage your child to discuss with you what theyhave made and how they made it, as this will help improve their language skills.


Academic Skills Through arts and crafts, children can also improve their academic skills. For example, they are faced with counting out the correct number of beads, reading the instructions, or writing a few words on the project. Creativity Creativity is actually a learned skill – we often block out creativity, so it is important to help our children practice it so they don’t lose that skill. Encourage your child to put their own creative spin on the project or allow them to determine how to display the project in a creative fashion. You will be surprised what goes on in that little imagination of theirs!


Decision Making and Critical Thinking Your child will need strong decision-making skills and solid critical thinking skills for the rest of their life. In fact, these skills will bea vital aspect of their professional development and success later in life. Creating something can teach them how to make decisions through deciding what they will do with the finished piece, what colours will they use, what materials will be best to use. They are faced with the challenge of thinking critically in terms of deciding the best route for going about the project and decision making based on all the aspects of the project. For more information about Art and crafts activities for kids visit on outofthebox.store

Why are arts and crafts important  

Looking for Arts and Crafts activities for kids? Out of the Box is an interesting art and craft activity kit for children between 3 year to...

Why are arts and crafts important  

Looking for Arts and Crafts activities for kids? Out of the Box is an interesting art and craft activity kit for children between 3 year to...

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