Art and Creativity

Art is important for children especially during their early development. Research shows that art activities develop brain capacity in early childhood; in other words, art is good brain food! Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and develops cognitive, social-emotional and multi-sensory skills. As children progress into elementary school and beyond, art continues to provide opportunities for brain development, mastery, self esteem and creativity.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Beaded Beach Buddies

Look at the cute "beach buddies" that Tanya Estrada of South Bay Union School District in San Diego, CA, created at the Afterschool Leadership Conference in Palm Springs this weekend.

This is a great school age project and can be completely open ended. Simply leave out bags of soft bead sculpture wire (TWIST), People Wood Beads (FACEBEAD) and mixed wooden beads (WOODBEAD).

1 Comments:

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Craig said...

The people are going to have to come up with a word for this it is way too good just to be called art. Shake and bake!!

 

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