1. Language development
When creating an artwork, children are encouraged to talk about what they want to draw, how they want to do it, and why they want it a certain way. In this way, they develop their language skills and learn how to communicate their ideas through the art-making process
2. Cognitive Skills
An arts education helps strengthen critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In a study conducted by the Guggenheim Museum, it was found that making art helps kids to make calculated decisions and find different ways to approach problems.
3. Motor and Visual-Spatial Skills
Many of the activities involved in making art can help set a strong foundation for sensory motor development in children. When children hold a paintbrush to paint, use scissors to cut, or draw using a pencil, they are learning to control the muscles in their hands. This helps with the development of fine motor skills.
Children exercise their imagination when creating art, which helps nourish their creativity and cultivate a rich inner life.
5. Relieve Stress
Allowing kids to express themselves through art also provides a creative outlet for them to relieve stress. According to a study published in the journal Art Therapy, researchers found that 75% of people who engaged in 45 minutes of creating art had lower stress levels.