All parents take good care of their children with the hope of rearing a child who will be independent, appreciative, sensitive and smart. Well, there are many ways to achieve this but if you want your little one’s needs to be met, it would be best to send him or her to a daycare centre in Perth or wherever is most convenient for you.
One of the many advantages of childcare is the fact that the educators can focus on the children’s learning needs. In such centres in Perth and in other areas, an effective teaching strategy is allowing the children to express themselves through arts and crafts, which is a great means for them to play with their imagination, claim individuality and learn and explore the world around them.
Arts for young children can be an efficient outlet for creativity and individualism. Each small painting, colouring, or other craft they do is the product of their imagination and is uniquely their own. At our childcare centres in the Perth area, we don’t give children printouts for them to paint or colour; rather, we let them make their own work.
This kind of creative process is great for fostering imagination, as well as promoting communication and fine-motor skills, which greatly aid in the child’s overall development.
A Creative Space
An important thing to remember when working with children and art is that their environment should be safe and nurturing. While we do not make our children colour in a moulded print, we do ensure the safety of our little artists. Our child care professionals make sure that all materials are non-toxic and safe, keeping a close eye on the labels.
You can also explore other artistic activities aside from colouring—that’s what we exactly do at Cuddles! In one of our programs, Jessie’s Art Time, we allow the children to be creative using unique items such as aluminum foil, popsicle sticks, dyes, tissue boxes, plastic bottles and a lot more! We even make our own play dough!
Unleashing the Artist in Every Child
Educators, psychologists and other professionals emphasise the value of arts in early learning. By engaging in crafts, children learn to develop their imagination and creative abilities. They are also able to express their feelings and personality.
To learn more about how we work and encourage children to engage in arts and crafts, call the Bertram centre at +61 (08) 9419 1844, the Carlisle centre at +61 (08) 9472 4702, or the St James centre at +61 (08) 9358 4673.