If like me, you’re blessed with children who love creating and crafting, you’ll never be short of ideas for presents and activities.
And busting out the glue, glitter and crafting scissors provides so many great benefits for their development too. Yes, it can be messy, but while they’re having fun, they’re also improving so many of their skills.
Crafting and creating helps children:
- Develop fine motor skills – most craft activities involve moving the hands and fingers, honing their strength and precision.
- Improve hand/eye coordination – the more practise a child gets with this skill, the better.
- Increase self-esteem and wellbeing – as with adults, children benefit from the distraction and relaxation of crafting while getting a ‘feel good’ sense of achievement at the end.
- Discover flexibility and creativity – unlike many subjects like maths and science, art is flexible. There are no rights and wrongs – children can let their imagination run away and simply enjoy the making process.