Many parents want their children to be good at math and science. They understand that reading is an important part of their child’s education. While math, science, and reading are all important parts of your child’s learning and development, there is another side to their education as well as their brain.

The brain is made up of two hemispheres, the left and the right. The left hemisphere is where logical thinking and analytical processes happen. This side of the brain is used to understand reading, math, and science. The right side of the brain is used for creativity, emotional perception, and intuition. This side is used to create, such as in art. While most people think of STEM classes when they think of their child’s education, the other side of education is the art, music, and other creative classes, which are equally as important.

At Montessori School of Chantilly, we understand the importance of art and other creative classes, which we call enrichment classes. Art is not only fun for children, but it is also important. There are many benefits of art for kiddos and we wanted to discuss that in this blog! If you want to learn more about how art can benefit your children, read on!

Promotes Creativity

Kids are naturally creative and imaginative as they play and go throughout their daily lives. From turning the carpet into lava to creating a complete storyline for their action figures, there is no limit to a child’s imagination and creativity. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t push them further and stimulate their creative minds. Art is a great way for your children to explore new ideas and feed their creative side. Art allows children to explore different mediums, tools, and make different experiences.

This creative thinking can lead to better problem-solving skills in the future. Being able to get creative with solutions and be innovative can help your child in the long run. In the current day and age, we are always looking for unique solutions to our biggest problems, which means that a creative mind will be extremely valuable.

Develops Fine Motor Skills

As your child works on their latest art project, they are gripping a paint brush, manipulating playdough, cutting or tearing paper, drawing with different sized writing utensils, and squeezing a glue bottle with controlled motions. All of these things help your kiddo develop their fine motor skills. These different movements and actions require coordination and dexterity.

While your child is just happy to be creating something bright and colorful, you can watch their motor skills improve. Helping your child develop both fine and gross motor skills is important in their early years of life. Art is one of the best ways to help your kiddo develop and build their fine motor skills.

Builds Confidence

Art can also help build confidence. Allowing your children to freely express themselves creatively can allow them to develop confidence in themselves and their abilities. They will be more comfortable using their creative side when they are able to spend more time doing so. Not to mention that when your child finishes an art project and sees you display it on the fridge, they will feel pride in the work they did, which will also help boost their confidence.

Express Themselves

Art is a great way for your children to express and learn more about themselves. Children can use art to process and reflect on their feelings. This is a safe outlet in which your child can create and manipulate their artwork as desired and in relation to their feelings. Art can help children get a better sense of themselves and truly express themselves freely.

These are only a few of the many benefits that art can provide your kiddos. Art is a great way to teach your child a variety of different things about the world and themselves, allow them to develop new skills, and give them an outlet for expression.

At Montessori School of Chantilly, we understand the importance of art, which is why we added it to our school as one of our enrichment classes. Contact us today to learn more about our school and programs. We will answer any questions you may have!