In this day and age, we resort to technology in order to keep entertained and occupied, completely forgetting the benefits of arts and crafts.
Technology is very useful but it should never come at the expense of playing and making things with our own hands.
There are many benefits of arts and crafts that go beyond simply allowing the children to express themselves creatively.
It improves coordination and fine motor skills.
Arts and crafts usually require kids to use both hands in a certain manner, which can help them develop fine motor skills and bilateral coordination.
It makes them more creative and productive.
There are no limits to children’s imagination, and arts and crafts are a great way for them to turn that endless imagination into something more productive. There are many materials, colours, shapes, and activities they can choose.
It inspires them to think critically.
Art comes with endless possibilities and choices—will their house have a red roof or black? Will they draw a dog or a cat? How will they draw the clouds and the birds? All these choices inspire children to think critically, decide, and evaluate their own decisions so they can repeat them or change them the next time. This way, they will become more comfortable with thinking about different possibilities and more confident about making their choices. Plus, it will also make them more likely to try different combinations and come up with their own ideas, which is an extremely useful skill at all ages.