Getting children involved in arts and crafts activities is an integral part of early education. These activities provide a range of benefits to children that will prove invaluable throughout their lives. Arts & crafts activities don’t just include drawing and painting, they can also be making music, role playing and many more.
The human brain is split into two sections – the left side of the brain, and the right side of the brain. The left brain is mainly used in logical and analytical tasks such as maths and science while the right brain is used for emotional and creative tasks. Educational environments can neglect to provide activities that help to improve the right brain – this is where art and crafts activities come in.
Some of the specific skills that art activities help to improve include hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and patience, as well as also benefitting children’s self-esteem and social skills.
At Early Learning Furniture we offer a range of products that help to promote arts and crafts activities in nurseries, pre-schools, schools and at home. Here are some of our favourites: