Every Cuddles Childcare Centre in Perth is dedicated to providing your child with the best opportunities to learn and grow. We have found that the best way to do that is by learning through play and participating in the arts. Whether it’s story sessions, singing or Jesse’s Art Time, children have fun participating and they develop their right-brains in ways that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
When children participate in the arts, they develop creativity. They are more able to “think outside of the box,” think on their feet and approach problems from different perspectives. The link between artistic creation is the very core of problem solving.
Role-playing games, for example, allow children to create how their characters will react to different situations. Other examples are creating a story or turning a lump of clay into a sculpture.
Confidence is another benefit derived from the arts. Many of us, as adults, quake with fear when asked to speak in front of an audience. Storytelling and other games help acclimate children to public speaking, which can pay huge dividends down the road.
Perseverance and focus are two more benefits that the arts provide. When a child performs a task in which they are interested for the first time, they learn a new level of focus. When, for example, learning a musical instrument, children learn that they can’t do everything in one sitting. Consequently, they persevere until they learn it.
Another great benefit gleaned from the arts is the ability to receive constructive feedback. When instructing a child how to play an instrument or showing how to draw certain shapes, teachers are providing positive and constructive feedback to the child.
Children also learn the art of collaboration from the arts. When children are asked to team up with others to produce a result, they are learning how to work with others to achieve their common goal. This helps children learn to trust others and work with them more effectively.
Child care in Perth and around Australia has come a long way in the last forty years. What was once mere babysitting in daycare centres has now become an opportunity to give children a head start toward maximising their learning potential.
Call any of our three childcare centres in Perth for more information.
(08) 9419 1844 Bertram
(08) 9358 4673 St. James
(08) 9472 4702 Carlisle