Childhood development happens surprisingly quickly. This is partly because children have the ability to soak up information and party because they are exposed to a huge array of new stimuli. As they become accustomed to the world they live in the stimuli, and thus the challenge to learn is reduced. The reduction in challenge reduces learning and often affects creativity.
But, when a child is young they are usually very creative and this can be extremely beneficial. This is why it is so important that you choose the right early learning center.
Art of Creating
The art of creating covers a huge array of possibilities. It’s not just about drawing things on paper. Creating encompasses cooking skills, modeling things out of clay or other materials, inventing stories, and establishing games with their own rules. In short, anything that allows the child to use their imagination can be considered the art of creating. It’s a valuable skill and one that will help them later in life.
The Importance of Creating In Early Childhood
Being given the opportunity to be creative means that children will learn a variety of skills:
- Social Skills
Creative play at early learning centers is usually done in groups. This means the children need to learn to work together. Doing this encourages them to develop social skills, this means the ability to talk to others, make friends, share ideas, and even lead when necessary.
These are essential skills throughout life.
- Problem Solving
Creative play also encourages children to develop problem-solving skills. No matter what task they are engaged in there is likely to be an issue that needs to be resolved. This could be a disagreement in group play or an inability to fit part of an image on a drawing they are creating.
Finding solutions to these issues encourages children to look for solutions and solve the problem. Again, this is an essential skill that is used repeatedly throughout life.
Children can also become more confident through the art of creation. All you need to do is praise them for their efforts. This will, help them to feel good and inspire confidence in their own abilities.
This confidence will transfer into other things as they grow, helping them to be confident in a wide variety of situations. This is a difficult skill to teach but something that children can and should learn naturally when they are young.
- Intellectual Growth
Creative play can also be very intellectual. In fact, it’ one of the best ways for young children to learn new things. Developing their intellectual capacity when young will help them want to learn more as they grow. This will help them to succeed in life, regardless of what path they wish to follow.
- It’s Fun
Perhaps most important of all is that creative play is fun. Children need to have fun as do adults. This is an important part of enjoying life and a skill that you should learn early.