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Messy

PLAY
DATES

TEN REASONS WHY
ART AND CREATIVE
PLAY ACTIVITIES ARE
SO IMPORTANT FOR
BABIES, TODDLERS
AND CHILDREN...

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aint, glue, glitter, squidging,
squishing, modelling... children
love them all! But the prospect
of cleaning up afterwards puts
many parents off doing art and creative
activities with their little ones.
ARTventurers runs colourful art
classes for babies and children across
the UK, where you can join in the fun
and leave the mess behind.
ARTventurers founder, MD and mum-oftwo Fiona Simpson shares 10 great
reasons why it's important to let young
kids bring their imaginations to life.

1

DEVELOP MOTOR SKILLS

Baby ARTventurers will build up their
hand-eye co-ordination with activities
such as stacking, scooping, stirring and
pouring - and squidging and moulding
Play-Doh is great for muscle tone.
For older ARTventurers, practising
mark making with paint or shaving
cream and learning to use scissors all
help to develop hand muscles and fine
motor skills in readiness for writing.
And a favourite ARTventurers activity
is painting with giant balls... brilliant for
co-ordination and team work!

2

HELP COMMUNICATION

Art and creative play is a fantastic
way for babies and toddlers to interact
with grown-ups and other children,

while learning new words and phrases.
Making marks on paper or creating a
painting is your child's early attempt at
expressing themselves to you visually,
while talking about colours and shapes
helps pre-school language skills.
ARTventurers classes incorporate
music making and singing as well.

3

EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS

Painting and modelling - or just
Baby ARTventurers squishing in a messy
play tray - allows little ones to express
themselves when their verbal language
skills are not fully developed.
Active creative play also enables kids
to release energy and it's a great stress

reliever - squeezing, pressing and
cutting Play-Doh is great for frustrated
toddlers. Some studies have shown this
can help with biting problems.

4

IMPROVE SELF-ESTEEM

The aim at ARTventurers is to
develop and encourage 'confident
explorers', so sessions are planned with
children's natural curiosity in mind.
The team believes strongly in the
value of free-flow activities and the
benefits of process art activities for our
little artists - there is no 'right' or wrong
way to do messy play. This approach to
creativity helps builds self-confidence
- as does displaying their artworks!


https://www.artventurers.co.uk/

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