Why the Arts?
At a very young age, the brain develops from hands-on experience of play and discovery. With a creative curriculum, both sides of the brain work together to enhance cognitive learning. Early childhood is a crucial time for this cross-referencing to occur. It is also suggested that physical activity is a strong determinant in the early development of the brain, not just motor control. The arts truly serve as a meaningful and memorable instructional aid in the development of the whole child.
Our students at Color Me Bright Preschool are encouraged to learn through self-exploration and interactive learning. Here are a few skills children will develop through each art discipline:
-Gross motor skills
-How to channel energy
-Creativity and imagination
-Communicating ideas and feelings
-Sensory and body awareness
-Listening skills and vocabulary
-Cooperation and social skills
-Repetitive patterns enhancing math and reading skills
-Fine and gross motor skills
"The arts play a critical role in the human need for self-expression, for sharing thoughts and ideas, and for challenging old ways of thinking."
-How to organize ideas
-Fine motor skills
-How to express personal feelings
-Concentration and self-discipline
-A sense of accomplishment
-How to communicate thoughts and feelings
-Symbolism through props and objects
-High order thinking skills
Click HERE to view sample lesson plans for each discipline.