Care about passing on cherished things
What is culture? Exploring, discovering and sharing the things that you value and believe in with your children and other people.
"Culture" isn't just about going to the theatre - it's about who we are and all the things we do together, in families, communities and societies. Passing on cherished things is a really important part of what parents and carers do to help children have a sense of belonging and to help them develop their own identities.
Children love experiencing culture, and often learn quickest and most deeply when they're really immersed in 'doing' culture - playing with clothes, singing songs together, drawing pictures inspired by art they see around them, going to shows and festivals - making memories.
Remember the things you loved as a child or as an adult - sewing, dancing, drawing, painting, singing, making songs, going to concerts, dressing up - and share your stories about how you've done these things with your children!
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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.