Craft kit for kids

Have you ever wondered why your little one loves crafting so much? Experts say that for kids between the ages 3-8, arts and crafts play a very important role in their development and growth. Kids this age have a natural inclination and love for crafts and arts.
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6 Benefits of arts and crafts!

Arts and crafts are integral part of a child's development at a very young age.

Fine Motor Skills

Children should start indulging in some crafting and arts as early as they can. The more they use their hand muscles while drawing, cutting, gluing, sticking, the quicker their coordination and fine motor skills develop. The faster their fine motor skills develop, the sooner they get a head start at performing other simple tasks on their own.

Early literacy

As children follow instructions from their teachers or parents, they develop better communication skills, and increase their vocabulary. When they are asked why they decided to create a certain drawing or chose a specific colour, they start developing logical reasoning skills. They learn decision making while picking a certain colour, a specific tool or preferring one craft activity to others.

Confidence

Instilling a sense of self-esteem and confidence in young minds is the single most important thing that parents should work on from an early age. When kids make arts or craft projects, they love showing it off to their parents, grandparents, and anyone who cares to listen. This gives them a sense of achievement. They also develop important virtues such as patience, finding out unique ways to solve a problem, and trial and error eventually can lead to success. They also realize that there is no right or wrong way to do a task.

Mathematical literacy

Children start recognizing different patterns, shapes, and sizes when doing arts and crafts. They learn to cut, measure and stick together materials of various sizes and lengths. Math is not often considered a favourite subject for children but acquiring math skills early on is known to have a positive developmental affect in preschool children. It is also the easiest and most engaging way to assist your child in acquiring essential mathematical skills as they grow older and start doing some serious math in school.

Creativity

Have you ever thought that you are not a creative person? This is a common belief in adults. Every individual is creative but it is a skill which needs to be developed at a very tender age. Creativity is developed through experiences, exploration and experimentation. To enhance your child’s creativity, it is essential for parents and educators to not focus on the finished product but on the process. There is no right or wrong way to make art and making mistakes is sometimes even encouraged.

Craft for kids

Every Banyan Tree Kidz box has craft kits that present kids with new crafting materials and interesting techniques. All supplies are included in each box. Our team of innovators spend countless hours developing each kit to make it simple and engaging for kids to learn, explore and create. We want to raise a conscious and intelligent new generation of makers and thinkers. Get excited to learn the skill of weaving, decorate and make beeswax candles, paint a birdhouse and much more.

Best Craft Kit for Kids

Perhaps the most important part of doing Arts and Crafts with your child is to let them be creative. It cannot be stressed enough that every child is creative but whether they display creativity in their adult life is directly dependent on their extent of involvement in crafts and arts from the very beginning. Parents and even educators sometimes focus on a child’s academic success as soon as they enter preschool and their focus is on core subjects like math, science, english, geography and often time art and crafts are ignored and considered as ‘GPA boosters’ or ‘fillers’. This is a big misconception and this phenomena is more common in Eastern educational systems. Arts and crafts give children the freedom, and the privilege to develop their creativity. With creativity, children understand that their imagination is limitless. Praising your child for their decision to choose a specific colour, or their interpretation of an event or scenario, gives them the confidence in their own decision making skills. This not only gives them the satisfaction of being admired by others but also instills the values of self-esteem and the ability to trust themselves. These traits are the true building blocks of leading a successful life and are transferred to academic success and a bright career as adults.
Parents and educators can get involved in these activities with children as well. In fact, crafting is a great way to create quality bonding time as a family. Experiment with glitter, get your hands messy with slime, play along with some play-doh, and bring your inner child to the table. You will find that this can also be a stress-reliever ironically! .

IMPORTANCE OF CRAFTS FOR KIDS 4-8 Years.

Have you ever wondered why your little one loves crafting so much? Experts say that for kids between the ages 3-8, arts and crafts play a very important role in their development and growth. Kids this age have a natural inclination and love for crafts and arts.


Here are 6 important skills that kids learn from doing arts and crafts on a daily basis.

1. Fine Motor Skills: Children should start indulging in some crafting and arts as early as they can. The more they use their hand muscles while drawing, cutting, gluing, sticking, the quicker their coordination and fine motor skills develop. The faster their fine motor skills develop, the sooner they get a head start at performing other simple tasks on their own.
2. Confidence: Instilling a sense of self-esteem and confidence in young minds is the single most important thing that parents should work on from an early age. When kids make arts or craft projects, they love showing it off to their parents, grandparents, and anyone who cares to listen. This gives them a sense of achievement. They also develop important virtues such as patience, finding out unique ways to solve a problem, and trial and error eventually can lead to success. They also realize that there is no right or wrong way to do a task.
3. Early literacy: As children follow instructions from their teachers or parents, they develop better communication skills, and increase their vocabulary. When they are asked why they decided to create a certain drawing or chose a specific colour, they start developing logical reasoning skills. They learn decision making while picking a certain colour, a specific tool or preferring one craft activity to others.
4. Creativity: Have you ever thought that you are not a creative person? This is a common belief in adults. Every individual is creative but it is a skill which needs to be developed at a very tender age. Creativity is developed through experiences, exploration and experimentation. To enhance your child’s creativity, it is essential for parents and educators to not focus on the finished product but on the process. There is no right or wrong way to make art and making mistakes is sometimes even encouraged. Unexpected results lead to the best creations. Everyone can develop the skill of creativity but parents and educators can provide them with endless avenues to enhance their creativity when they are just toddlers.
5. Mathematical literacy: Children start recognizing different patterns, shapes, and sizes when doing arts and crafts. They learn to cut, measure and stick together materials of various sizes and lengths. Math is not often considered a favourite subject for children but acquiring math skills early on is known to have a positive developmental affect in preschool children. It is also the easiest and most engaging way to assist your child in acquiring essential mathematical skills as they grow older and start doing some serious math in school.
6. Parent-child bonding time: Doing arts and crafts together with your child makes for a perfect opportunity to make new memories together as a family. It is also a great way to introduce complex topics to children in a way and engaging way, which feels nothing like school. Parents can take this opportunity to answer questions, discuss topics that are important to you as a family and be the first one to teach them new skills.

Banyan Tree Kidz designs every box filled with the best craft kits for kids where parents are as much involved as their children in helping them learn about different topics while creating long-lasting memories.

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