Craft Nation firmly believes arts and crafts are important for several reasons
They significantly help in the developmental growth in children of all ages in many different areas:
Motor and Coordination Skills
It may sound silly, but even the simple tasks like using a pair of scissors or holding a glue stick helps improve fine motor skills.
Participating in arts and crafts are a great way to help your child learn things like how to hold a pencil correctly. And therefore, the quicker they learn, the easier schooling will be.
We all know how much children love showing off something they’re proud of, like when they learn something new - they enjoy sharing it with others. So it’s
important to encourage your child to talk about what they’ve made with you, as this will help improve and develop their language skills.
Believe it or not, children can also improve their academic skills through arts and crafts.
For instance, they may be faced with organising and counting the correct number of buttons to create an artwork, which could also involve reading instructions
and even writing a few words on the project.
Did you know creativity is actually a learned skill? As humans, we often block out creativity, so it’s essential to help our children practice it so they don’t
lose that skill.
Craft Nation believes encouraging your child to tap into their own creativity and apply that to certain artworks is very important, which could even be as simple as allowing them to determine where or how to display their projects in a creative fashion. You will be surprised what occurs in that little imagination of theirs!
Decision Making and Critical Thinking
Your child will need strong decision-making skills and solid critical thinking skills for the rest of their life. Surprisingly, it are these skills that will be a vital component of their professional development and success in later life - WOW!
Being creative and building something can teach them decision making skills through deciding what they will do with the finished piece, what colours they’ll include, and what materials will be best to use. They are left with no choice than to think critically in terms of deciding the best route for going about a project and decision making based on all the aspects of the project.
Craft Nation is a kids craft store dedicated to providing your child with exciting hands on craft. Our kids craft activity sets are not only fun and full of environmentally sustainable and safe products, but come with educational booklets to teach kids about different countries of the world. At Craft Nation, we believe that craft is an essential part of a child's development and also offer a range of craft events for kids in different locations around Sydney, Australia. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via our contact page.