Hannukah Art

Our little classroom is looking beautiful with celebratory art work. Other than the obvious fun fact in engaging in art activities, there are a number of other important benefits. Art activities help to develop a child’s creativity, encourages imaginative thought, enhances problem-solving abilities, and develops cognitive and motor skills. Also, very importantly, art develops a child’s self esteem and sensory awareness. For me, as a play therapist, nurturing sensory awareness in children is key to healthy living. Sensory awareness allows a child, and adults, to discover who they are through sensory experiences, by being awakened to their environment. People with healthy sensory awareness have a better sense of self, and adapt better to change in their environment. So, all the play dough, water play, painting etc, are all part of a healthy diet. For the child ofcourse, it is all just messy fun 🙂

 

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