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Tips and Tricks - 30-06-2023 - - 0 comments
4 Reasons Why Art is Important for Children’s Learning


When it comes to education and learning, it can be easy to forget about art and creativity in favour of other subjects. However, creativity has been shown time and time again by research to be intrinsically linked with the motivation to learn. As a result, the creative nature of art is an essential part of children’s learning.

Art Promotes Children’s Self Expression

We all need an outlet to express ourselves. Sometimes, it can be difficult to express thoughts and feelings through words, especially if a child isn’t confident in their writing skills. Art allows children and young people to let off steam and communicate their feelings using colours, different textures and more, without rules and right or wrong answers.

Art Can Help Children Boost Their Confidence

Children can gain confidence and boost their self-esteem through art, as it enables them to create something of their very own that they can show to family and friends. Children who may struggle with other subjects may find art a welcome change to topics they find difficult, giving them an additional chance to succeed in a field that interests them and a sense of accomplishment.

Art Can Help Children to Relax

As well as allowing children more freedom to express themselves, participating in an activity with no right or wrong answers can help children relax in the middle of a jam-packed school day. According to research, art can help to decrease stress levels, giving teachers the chance to help boost their student’s mental health.

Art Can Inspire Children to Learn About Others

With art hailing from so many different cultures, countries, world events and personal stories around the world, art can help children get an insight into a huge range of different perspectives. This can help them to connect with others and explore different ideas about the world, encouraging a curiosity that will benefit them in other parts of life, too.


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