Art activities can help children in all areas of development. When we provide art activities, we are supporting children’s large and small muscle development, as well as their eye-hand coordination. Using paintbrushes helps children practice the fine motor skills they will need for writing.
EY 2 students did another collaborative painting with their friends in small groups. They have been learning about trees. Trees that are around them and the trees in the forest. This time they painted the trees in the forest. When children worked together in the group, they learned to share, to interact with others, to be responsible for cleaning up, and tidying materials away. These are positive and important changes for social learning. When they did their collaborative painting, they may paint pictures using their imaginations, exaggerating things that are important to them. So these are the students’ active imaginations of the forest.