Big Art From Your Little One's Heart
GBCA’s Head Start teachers know that art incites creativity and allows children to connect with their emotions. They encourage students to participate in activities like drawing with crayons and markers or finger-painting. Themes for the artwork can vary from children’s hobbies, families or whatever is on the child’s mind at the moment. Art plays an important role in children’s development. It is not only expressive, but it helps to foster a child’s essential thinking skills like observation of the world around them. Various art forms can also develop brain areas; for example, creating drawings and finger-painting can teach pattern recognition and allow the child to create physical representations of what they see or imagine. Sharing artwork enhances the child’s social skills and enhances the growth of their cognitive and emotional pathways. Take a look at the amazing artwork from some of our Head Start students inspired by their favorite past times.