Art allows children to express creativity and emotions. Did you know, however, that art also helps preschoolers practice writing skills? The fine motor skills needed to color within a shape or cut out an object give preschoolers practice for holding a pencil and writing. Read the fact sheet for a variety of ideas on how to encourage art with preschoolers.
Read the fact sheet:
- Froyen, Laura. (2014.) School Readiness the Role of the Family, 10-23-14 Wisline Web. Retrieved from:https://uwmadison.app.box.com/s/lwa7lelx3p38wr9ppqec
- Bongiorno, Laurel. Supporting the Development of Creativity. Retrieved from: http://families.naeyc.org/learning-and-development/music-math-more/supporting-development-creativity
- Art Influences Learning. Retrieved from http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=509
- McWilliams, M. Susan. 2014. National Association for the Education of Young Children. Art Play: Stories of Engaging Families, Inspiring Learning, and Exploring Emotions Retrieved from: http://www.naeyc.org/yc/files/yc/file/201405/YC0514_Art_Play_Stories_Extended_McWilliams.pdf
- Ready at Five – Art Activities. Retrieved from Ready at Five Retrieved from: http://www.readyatfive.org/for-parents/activities-to-do-with-your-child.html
- Ready at Five – Exploring the Arts: Promoting Creativity. Retrieved from: http://www.readyatfive.org/download-document/for-parents/parents-tips/631-sept2013ptarts/file.html
- Riley, Dave et al. (2009.) Why We Scribble and Paint. In Intellectual Development – Connecting Science and the Practice in Early Childhood Settings. (108-146). St. Paul, MN Redleaf Press, MN.