Content tagged "artistic development"

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...

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 Run into Problems Doing Art

Child Care Updated: September 29, 2015

Children in child care settings can sometimes run into problems while they are doing creative art activities. They may finish early or want to work longer on...

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...

The Development of Creative Art Abilities in 3- to 5-Year-Olds

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

During the preschool years, many children show tremendous growth in their creative art abilities. Child care providers can support children’s artistic...

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