The fact that some schools have taken art out of the curriculum is heartbreaking. Art is so important for children for so many different reasons. Just a few of the reasons are fine tuning motor skills, perseverance, creativity, problem-solving, confidence, visual learning, it’s fun, it teaches art appreciation and so much more.
My daughter doesn’t even realize “Art” is a class. She thinks art is something that she gets to do after her work is completed. She’s five years old, in time her understanding of her academic achievements will change. For now, arts and crafts is playtime. Whether she has a specific assignment, or she’s just given a blank canvas, she’s just as happy either way that she gets to play with color and express herself.
Your child deserves to meet the artist within them. For some reason, some people think having a whole art curriculum has to be expensive. The truth is my daughter’s art curriculum comes from YouTube, a few artbooks, Michael’s $5 classes and the dollar store. The dollar store is an amazing resource for art classes for all ages.
YouTube has guided instruction videos on how to draw, sculpt, weave, crochet, paint and so much more. The best part is you can press pause and rewind. You get to go at your own pace. Possibilities are endless! Please don’t forget to keep the art in your homeschooling.