Content tagged "child care 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...

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...

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...

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...

Planning Creative Art Activities for Multi-age Groups

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Many child care providers work with mixed-age groups that include children of many different ages. Planning your child care curriculum to include creative...

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...

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...

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...

I've heard the phrase "process over product" to describe art activities. What does this phrase mean, and how can child care providers tell whether an art activity is process-focused or product-focused?

Child Care Updated: November 08, 2011

Young children love to create art, but they tend to focus much more on the process of creating and are not as interested in the finished product. It's...

Why is creative art an important part of the child care curriculum?

Child Care Updated: July 15, 2011

By engaging in art activities, children practice a variety of skills and progress in all areas of development. Creative art helps children grow in physical,...

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