"Fostering creativity won't just increase your child's chances of becoming the next Picasso. You're also helping him develop mentally, socially, and emotionally, says Ecklund-Flores. Creating art may boost young children's ability to analyze and problem-solve in myriad ways, according to Mary Ann F. Kohl, author of .
As kids manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improve. By counting pieces and colors, they learn the basics of math.
When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science.
Most important perhaps, when kids feel good while they are creating, art helps boost self-confidence. And children who feel able to experiment and to make mistakes feel free to invent new ways of thinking, which extends well beyond the craft room."
Parents.com, Why Art and Creativity Are Important, Paula Bernstein
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