Art is considered one of the most natural and spontaneous forms of child expression. Children can communicate their thoughts, experiences, feelings …
What children are interested in is not the created produc, but experience the pleasure of expressing themselves through art, is not the end but the means of expression most important to them.
Most of us, especially the children are used to the subjects taught in school that are mostly predominantly informatives and stimulate more the left hemisphere of the brain, on the other hand, art is a training discipline helps children to be creative, have self-esteem and gives them the opportunity to express their emotional life and sensations, it is the right hemisphere in charge of the creative side, so if we stimulate both brain areas, we will be encouraging the brain development of children and their development.
The scribbles are one of the most important intellectual development activities, it implies an evolution of thought that start exclusively from sensory and motor experiences. From uncontrolled scribbles to stages of developed symbolic and abstract thinking.
Scribbles and drawings are also used by psychologists to assess the psychological state and emotional well-being.
Direct contact with this material produces in children many internal reactions, allowing them to express themselves emotionally, encourages psychomotor coordination, create relations with their environment and allows the child to express educational level. The child learns to identify colors and make combinations.
If the dough is divided into several pieces they will acquire notions of quantity and size. It also promotes the care and development of self-esteem at all times because creating forms and changing the volumen they can get new products from a malleable material. It is a satisfying experience for every child.
Stimulates the touch area. Sliding the paint in their fingers and their hands is a perceptive and sensory experience that allows to know different colors: primaries, secondaries, tertiaries and complementaries. It’s important that children play forming colors by mixing others.
Using temperas promotes hand graphic expression and prepares the child for the writing process. It is an excellent therapeutic resource to diminish inhibitions and allows children expression.