Why is art important to kids in school?
In school, it’s a way for them to communicate and build confidence. With art education on the decline in schools all around the world, it’s up to us to inspire, introduce and cultivate the little Piccaso in each child.
Children are naturally curious. From the minute they gain control of their limbs, they work to put themselves out into the world to see how it all works. They explore, observe and imitate, trying to figure out how things operate and how to control themselves and their environments. This unrestricted exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn – and it’s also fun.
Art is a natural activity to support this free play in children. The freedom to manipulate different materials in an organic and unstructured way allows for exploration and experimentation. These artistic endeavors and self-directed explorations are not only fun, but educational as well. Art allows kids to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life, but also for learning.
In This issue
This week too, we present you with drawings of five different topics done by each class. Hope to meet you next week with more unique creations by Grade 2 students.