16 Feb How can art boost productivity?
Have you ever heard someone saying to enjoy the journey more than the destination?
That is what we are going to talk about here, But in an art sense.
Art can be an important factor in boosting creativity in toddlers as it allows them to explore and express their ideas and emotions in a visual and tangible way. By engaging in art activities, toddlers can develop their fine motor skills, problem-solving abilities, and imagination.
Process art is how we can develop creativity in our children by using art! It focuses on the act of creating and not the finished art piece itself, meaning – Process art is a method of creating where the emphasis is on the creative process rather than the finished product. It is the art that is child-directed, choice-driven, and celebrates the experience of discovery. In process art, the final product is always unique and amazing and the focus lies on the creation of the work and not the outcome. Having fun and experimenting with various mediums, colors, and tools is the main goal of process art. Like a huge artistic experience! We can experiment with many different ideas and see what happens rather than worrying about the final result. In order to create our art, we can use paintbrushes, our hands, or even anything we find outside. The best part is that there isn’t a right or wrong way to go about it; instead, we just get to use our imagination and enjoy ourselves!
And the best part? Your child’s extraordinary masterpiece can be proudly taped to the refrigerator! There are few benefits which toddlers can get by engaging in process art:-
They will gain confidence to realize their own ideas-
By giving them a safe, encouraging, and judgment-free space to express themselves, process art can give kids the confidence they need to carry out their own ideas. Process art can help kids develop their self-confidence in the following ways:
- Encouragement and support: Children feel more secure in their skills and ideas when they are given encouragement and support during the creative process.
- Feeling of accomplishment: Children’s confidence in their skills and ideas can grow when they see the outcomes of their efforts and are able to produce something they are proud of.
- Exploration and experimentation: By letting our tiny tots experiment with various tools and methods, they can learn from their wins and failures and develop their confidence in their ability to take risks.
- Positive criticism: Receiving honest feedback from others, such as parents, teachers, or peers, can help children feel more confident in their skills and concepts.
By creating a hands-on, interactive, and adventurous setting that sparks their interest and imagination, process art can inspire toddlers to pose questions and try new things. Here are some ways that process art might encourage toddlers to engage in discovery and exploration:
- Open-ended inquiry: Process art activities frequently give toddlers a wide range of tools and methods to play with, which can inspire them to ponder issues and consider alternative solutions.
- Lack of structure: Process painting encourages kids to pursue their own interests and aspirations rather than following a predetermined set of processes, which might encourage them to ask questions and come to their own conclusions.
- Curiosity and imagination: Process art may foster children’s instinctive curiosity and imagination by giving them a place for creative experimentation and inspiring them to ask questions and draw connections.
- Approached as a type of play:- Process painting is frequently approached as a type of play, which can be more engaging and motivating for young children than standard learning methods.
Overall, toddlers can explore, experiment, and ask questions in a unique and interesting way using process art, which can foster their natural curiosity, imagination, and sense of discovery.
They will embrace experimentation and mistakes as a part of the learning process
Toddlers can accept experimentation and failures as a necessary part of the process art journey by:
- Prioritizing the process above the result: Enjoying the process of creating rather than only focusing on the end result can assist lower risk aversion and promote experimentation.
- Providing opportunities for inquiry and discovery: Providing toddlers with access to a range of tools and materials as well as encouraging them to try out various textures and techniques can help them develop a love for the creative process.
- Celebrating errors: By demonstrating to them that errors are a normal part of the learning process and frequently result in unexpected and exciting outcomes, you can encourage them to take more chances.
It is crucial to keep in mind that at this age, the purpose of art activities is to nurture a passion of self-expression and the joy of creating, not to create a masterpiece. However, whatever they create will surely be unique and amazing!
Here are a few amazing ideas to get you and your baby started:
– Salt painting
– Sand art
– Nature art ( with leaves, flowers, twigs, etc)
– Chalk painting
– Bubble painting
– Foil painting
– Sponge painting
– Block/ Lego printing
– Vegetable printing
– Fizzy paints ( baking soda + coloured vinegar )
– Sketch on balloons
We hope you try these fun activities with your little one soon!