Content tagged "art"

The Art Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Painting, coloring, sculpting, drawing, and other forms of creative art are an important part of the child care curriculum. Creating art supports young...

The Development of Creative Art Abilities in 0- to 3-Year-Olds

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

During the first three years, young children develop their artistic skills by having fun experimenting and learning all the wonderful things they can...

Balancing Process and Product in Creative Art Activities

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Well-planned art experiences are a valuable part of the child care curriculum. Early childhood art activities need to balance process and product. Process is...

Ways Child Care Providers Can Encourage Children Who Don't Like Art

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Art is a favorite activity for most children in child care. However, a few children may be little hesitant to join in the fun. Some children don't like the...

Ways Child Care Providers Can Support Children Who Are Critical of Their Own or Another’s Art

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

A common dilemma child care providers face is children who are critical of their own or another child’s art. These children may dislike their own art, have...

Planning a Successful Art Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

In order for children to create art, they need an inspiring space. The art center should look like an artist's studio, filled with children's art as well as...

Making Creative Art Available to All Children in a Child Care Program

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Creative art is an important part of the child care curriculum that helps children explore their feelings, practice creativity and problem solving, and...

Play and Creative Expression in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

As most child care professionals know, play is much more than a way to keep children busy between "important" activities. Hands-on exploration through play...

Ways Child Care Providers Can Support Children Who Have Trouble Getting Started with Creative Art

Child Care Updated: September 29, 2015

Sometimes children in child care settings can have problems getting started in creative art experiences. They may not know what to make, want an adult to do...

Praise Effort Instead of Product When Discussing Children's Art

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

When young children are creating art, it's important for child care providers to remember to praise effort instead of product. Praising the product is very...

Avoid Activities Masquerading as Creative Art in Child Care Settings

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

Creative art is an important part of the child care curriculum because it allows children to practice self-expression, fine motor skills, thinking and many...

Art Is a Valuable Learning Experience for Young Children in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

Art activities might appear to be “just messy,” but creating art is a valuable part of a child care curriculum. Art opens up new worlds for children and...

The Development of Creative Art Abilities in 6- to 8-Year-Olds

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

During the early elementary school years, children spend time refining and expanding on creative art skills and interests learned earlier. Understanding the...

Art in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

The child care setting can be a great place for children to use and explore different types of art materials. By providing children with many different...

Creative Art Activities for Children with Special Needs

Child Care Updated: September 11, 2015

Child care providers often have children with special needs included in their programs. Art activities can be a valuable learning experience for many...

Creative Art Helps Children Develop across Many Domains

Child Care Updated: August 31, 2015

Creative art activities can help children in all areas of development. Child care providers should plan creative activities with the child’s overall...

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