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How to Get Children Hooked on Arts Enrichment Activities
posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - October 24th, 2013
Not all kids are into arts and crafts, or arts enrichment activities, but that’s only because their teachers and parents never made them fully understand the joys, fun, and benefits such activities can bring into their lives. There are many different benefits for youngster to craft! They will develop their fine motor skills, memory, and visual-spatial reasoning. But how do you get kids hooked on arts enrichment activities? There are many ways to encourage arts enrichment activities in young children!
From the moment your child can already hold a pencil or crayon, you should already start tapping his or her creative side. Let him or her doodle on a sheet of paper or better yet, buy a coloring book. Get paints and a little easel for them to do finger painting on. They can create jewelry with beads. Don’t forget to praise your child. Reinforcements encourage children to do better and continue what they’re doing. Later on you can display your child’s artwork for others to see.
Teach by Example
If you want your child to be hooked on arts enrichment activities then you should teach him or her by example. Show to your child your creativity as well. You can teach him or her how to draw, color, or do simple arts and crafts activities like origami or recycling. Whatever your favorite crafting project is, find a way to incorporate your child into it. Do you like the knit? There is a special version of knitting called finger knitting that is incredibly child friendly.
Explore online resources
Don’t just stick to arts activities you can buy in your local stores but explore online resources as well. There are sites with wide array of fun activities for you and your child. Visit websites that offer art enrichment exercises like this site, sign up to gain access to their printable resources. Other sites have interactive art activities that involve coloring, drawing, solving puzzles and a lot more.
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