For very young children, making art is a sensory exploration activity. Exploring materials is very important because it is through exploration that children build a knowledge of the objects in the world around them. Children craft their own projects using simple items they are familiar in a step by step manner. Our Art and Craft curriculum includes activities that will help children develop their cognitive, social, and motor abilities.
We all love watching little children dance around the room with little or no inhibition, singing along with their favorite songs in a voice that’s clear and strong, though maybe a little out of tune. Music is an obvious outlet for self-expression and creativity. But far beyond providing an opportunity to sing and dance, researchers have shown that a strong musical education provides so much more. Music, for example, develops self-discipline. The child who allots time for practicing each day is known to develop similar habits in conjunction with other subjects as well. Organizational skills increase and the child learns what it takes to be good at something.
Ensemble experience also builds teamwork. Band members learn the importance of being a reliable member of a group and are educated as to the importance of being a team player and not necessarily always “the star.”
Scientists have also discovered that learning to read music or play a musical instrument develops higher thinking skills. The child who is skilled at music excels at problem-solving, evaluation, and analysis. Music reading uses the same portion of the brain that’s used in mathematical thinking.
We believe that it is essential that music must be taught throughout the curriculum, and not just in separate areas such as orchestra and tuitions.