Felipe Sepulveda advises parents how to stimulate the artistic abilities of their children, just and practically:
- Use different materials according to the child’s development for an early exploration: pencils, markers, papers, colors. Then, when you are older, you can venture into the world of painting with brushes and brushes.
- You do not always need to buy work items. The body by itself is a learning strategy. The dance and the game with the shadows allow creating spaces so that the minor is physically discovered.
- It is useful to work with open materials that are not stereotyped and that stimulate the creative capacity of the child. For example, recycled items and pieces that do not have pre-designed figures. It is interesting that the child builds, believes and empowers his imagination.
Dance and performing arts
Dance is one of the entire artistic disciplines, says Monica Pacheco, director of Ballarte ballet school. “It allows them to be in contact with people; they learn to work as a team, their character is formed, they follow instructions and learn to reconcile with their peers.”
Also, it allows children to develop skills to express themselves and resolve conflicts. It even has a powerful impact on cognitive and physical development.
The most important thing is to know when the child is developing, suggests the artist and pedagogue of the Carulla Foundation, Felipe Sepulveda. From there, a series of experiences is promoted, such as drawing. It is critical to provide useful tools (paper, pencil, colors, and markers) and give them options to choose how they want to express themselves. Knowing the child allows the adult to focus on their needs. For example, if you’re going to find a gentle or firm stroke. The plastic arts strengthen their manual work and optimize the vasomotor and visual-manual coordination. Working with colors and lights also allows the attention capacity of the child to be enhanced.