Good for creativity
Creative arts support and develop children's natural creativity, feeding their imaginations and helping to develop creative skills
Children are born very creative, very receptive to learning, fascinated by the world and ready to start communicating with the people around them.
But children's creativity, inquisitiveness and communication all need help from supportive interested parents and families if they are to develop well.
Getting involved in playing with your child, and helping them to explore their ideas in the creative arts - in music, in pictures, in dance, in words and stories, in numbers and patterns - these things all have a very positive impact in how children develop.
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Your imagination is free. Special times with your children are priceless. Sometimes you pay for professional artists, but the impressions they leave on children can last a lifetime.
Children are born highly creative and then early years experiences can shape our brains: to be more creative, or less so. 75% of a child’s brain cell connections are formed at age 0-3, influencing the rest of their lives.
Creative arts can build confidence, develop rounded personalities, unlock human qualities like expression, support development in language, maths and other areas, and help children to engage with education and learning.