Creative Arts

Creative Arts

Young children are hard-wired to express themselves in creative ways. Very young infants respond to music physically and vocally, toddlers delight in dancing and scribbling, and preschoolers spontaneously make up songs and create increasingly complex works of art.

Although the arts are a critical component of how children learn and how they process what they've learned, the arts are not always viewed as a priority in learning settings. Early childhood professionals can help children develop these important skills by providing lots of opportunities for children to engage in creative play and expression, and by ensuring that children have access to music, instruments, and a variety of art materials.

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