28 Jul · Tim Carter · No Comments

Introducing Your Child to Art

Art is said to be one of the earliest forms of human expression. Therefore, introducing your child to art at an early age during child care will encourage his natural ability to become creative and this will go a long way in helping him or her succeed even in other subjects when they eventually start schooling. Here are highly effective ways of introducing your child to art that are bound to work.

1. Visiting a local art museum

You can begin by taking the child to a local art museum and since children are fast learners, they will retain what they learn in their minds. Children normally follow what they are taught and especially when you, the caregiver demonstrate genuine interest in some kind of art. 

If you show interest in art, they will also be interested.

2. Get Practical

This is best done by obtaining different art supplies for them. Depending on the age of the child, there is a wide array of art supplies available in the stores such as colored pencils, crayons, water paints, oil paints, drawing paper, paint brushes and so on. 

These are fantastic drawing tools that will provide hours of excitement to him during child care. When you expose your child to different aspects of art, he will be able to decide the aspects of art that interest him the most. 

3. Give encouragement

Introducing your child to art at an early age especially in their preschool years will help the child express himself and also grow and develop. 

The most important thing is to keep them interested in what they are doing and the only way of achieving this is through constant encouragement. Children thrive in their creative talents when they receive encouragement from their caregivers.

4. Tap into his musical talent

If your child is inclined to music, introduce him to it by taking him with you to some musical performances in your town. Moreover, you can also buy her some musical CD's. 

If you realize that he is not into singing but is interested in musical instruments, buy him one that interests him the most. You can also teach him how to play the musical instrument.

5. Create space for his artwork

Encourage creative thinking in your child by making some space for him in the house or in day care centers. When children do not have space but have the supplies, they normally resort to using the walls of the house as drawing paper. 

In order to avoid this kind of a situation, you can allocate some space within the house or day care center where you can encourage him to spend his time with his creativity. 

As a parent, it is also an opportunity to teach him certain responsibilities such as cleaning up after art work. When you do this, he will have his own space to be as creative as he wants to be, and afterwards clean up his own mess. 

When you encourage creative thinking in your child from a young age, it will help bring out his artistic side. There are so many art things that you can introduce to your child during child care at home that will help them develop important skills such as motor skills, that will come in handy in preschool.

Tim Carter

I’m Tim Carter, a thirty something year old, husband, father, childcare owner, and chocolate brownie lover. I believe children deserve better and only hope this blog will create a little change.