Updated: Sep 21, 2022
💓 Many scientific studies demonstrate that art, particularly fine arts, has a significant impact on the development of young children. Clay, in particular, is one of the best materials for supporting children's learning capabilities by training their senses, motor skills, problem-solving skills, and confidence when producing clay work. ❣️ PERCEPTION AND FINE MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT When touching and kneading clay, toddlers will have significant sensory experiences as they feel the texture of the soil and have fine motor skills developed as they model it. When children finish clay works, they can feel appreciation and adoration for their own creations. Fine motor skills are about finger controlling, which enables children to complete a variety of challenging and precise movements. These are skills that may be gained via practice and observation of adults, or by being exposed to a variety of toys and materials from an early age. Fine motor skills are among the most important skills that children need to master to perform well self-care tasks such as brushing their teeth and dressing themselves.
❣️ CONFIDENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY TRAINING The ability for children to design, mold, and shape clay in whatever way they want gives them the confidence to be ready to experience everything in life. Also, it teaches kids to take responsibility for their actions, and open up their minds to better express themselves and their imagination. ❣️ PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS Modeling clay also teaches kids how to admit and learn from their mistakes. Making mistakes is necessary for self-improvement, but it is undesirable for some children. The clay's flexibility allows children to easily fix undesirable shapes, gain control of the situation, and recognize that every problem has a solution. ❣️ LEARNING PHYSICS KNOWLEDGE Clay is distinct from other art instruments in that it necessitates an awareness of three dimensions. Children learn about shapes and perspectives to observe and explore the world around them through the use of clay, as well as some basic physics. ❣️ TRAINING IN DISCIPLINE Children must follow several principles while molding clay into shapes. (For example, if the tail is too thick or thin to be attached to the clay dog’s body, it will not connect to the body and may shatter because it is too weak.) These factors will enable youngsters to learn new things in an active and long-term manner, as well as to follow specific principles in order to produce a complete final output.
👉🏻 In short, clay aids in the growth of children in a variety of ways and it is an accessible art instrument for their overall development. ❣️ There are crafting courses at Kirakira Workshop where the most commonly used material is air-dry modeling clay❣️ ► In each session, children will learn how to make beautiful clay things under the supervision of teachers. ► After the class, the children's products can be carried home and used immediately.