5 Reasons Why Art Is So Important for Early Childhood Development

5 Reasons Why Art Is So Important for Early Childhood Development

Art Education for Early Childhood Development

1. Motor Skills

When kids participate in creating arts and crafts, there are many movements involved. From holding a paintbrush to coloring with a crayon, a child’s fine motor skills progress through this hands-on approach to education. Other actions, such as using scissors, help develop the dexterity children need for writing.

2. Language Development

In addition to getting their hands physically dirty creating art, children have the opportunity to expand their vocabulary by learning words for colors, shapes and various actions. This helps children use descriptive words to discuss their creation, and will help them express what feelings are elicited from observing different types of art by the time they are in elementary school.

3. Decision-Making

Studies show art education strengthens both critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in young children. The process of creating art gives children choices and urges them to make decisions in the course of creating their art – a crucial skill that translates into other parts of life. For example, exploration through art will encourage children to try new ideas in other areas of life. Not only will this further spark creativity and imagination, but children can also use critical thinking to react to new experiences and problem-solve when necessary.

4. Cultural Awareness

Exposing children to a variety of interpretations on society is a great way to help them understand the nuances of their surroundings and embrace the differences they see around them in the diverse society we live in today.

5. Encourages Neural Connections

Because art employs any or all of the senses, such as sight, sound, taste and smell, the synapses in the brain of a small child fire away as they experience situations that immerse their senses and further encourage their creativity. In fact, a young brain makes billions of new connections with every bit of new knowledge it is exposed to. In young children, artistic activities lead to the formation of well-rounded personalities, good attachment, self-esteem and better mental health.

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Summer Camp Guide: Kidcreate Studio

Summer Camp Guide: Kidcreate Studio

2017 Summer Camp Guide

Summer is approaching quickly and it has a lot of parents wondering how they can keep their children occupied and learning throughout the summer months. Kidcreate Studio summer camp is not only a way to keep your children busy, it will also keep them engaged and learning through art education activities.

Kidcreate Studio offers three and four-day,half-day camps designed to inspire, educate, and entertain young artists. These programs are between $99 and $150 and are available to children as young as 3-years-old.

Check out the Kidcreate Studio locations in Woodbury and Eden Prairie for more information.

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Rank 48 Franchise Gator Emerging Franchises 2017

Rank 48 Franchise Gator Emerging Franchises 2017

Franchise Gator has chosen Kidcreate as a Top 100 franchise for 2017. The online franchise directory developed the Top 100 ranking as a way for prospective franchisees to identify opportunities with strong growth potential that are also affordable investments for the average franchise buyer. Franchise Gator ranked Kidcreate as the number 48 emerging franchise opportunity overall. The ranking is developed using a formula based on several criteria including financial stability, growth, sustainability, profitability, transparency and franchisee satisfaction.

“Each opportunity on the Top 100 list has demonstrated strong growth potential coming into the new year,” said Eric Bell General Manager at Franchise Gator. “Not only are these opportunities among the very best in the industry, they also offer a solid investment for the everyday franchise buyer.”

In the spring of 2007, the first Kidcreate Studio opened its doors in Eden Prairie, Minnesota offering kid’s art classes, camps, birthday parties and selling art-themed retail items for children ages 18 months to 12 years of age. Kidcreate Studio is an art studio where children create fridge-worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and techniques in an environment full of fun. Simply said, Kidcreate Studio is “art education made fun!”.or the full Franchise Gator list. Click here for the full Franchise Gator list. For more information about Kidcreate franchise opportunities, please follow this link. 

Join Kidcreate Eden Prairie and Woodbury Location’s Mother’s Day Gift Making Classes

Join Kidcreate Eden Prairie and Woodbury Location’s Mother’s Day Gift Making Classes

Kidcreate Eden Prairie and Woodbury Location’s Host Mother’s Day Classes

Are you tired of getting the same old gifts for Mother’s Day year after year? This year, let dad know you want a hand-made gift from Kidcreate! Send the kids with dad, sign up to create right along with your child or drop the kids off and spend a relaxing date night with your husband. Either way, you will receive a one-of-a-kind gift hand-crafted by your child. What a wonderful keepsake!

If you can’t count on dad to get the kids signed up, we recommend you sign them up yourself! That way, you are sure to get the gift you want for Mother’s Day!

Play Date with Mom Workshop (18 months-6 years)
In honor of Mother’s Day, spend some creative time with your child. You and your child will create a beautiful handprint flower bouquet on a canvas board. What a great keepsake! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Thursday 5/11, 9:30-10:30
Eden Prairie & Woodbury


Date Night- Mother’s Day Gift Making (3-9 years)

Do you have plans that don’t include your little ones? Do you want to see a movie that isn’t animated or enjoy a dinner that doesn’t include french fries? Sign your kids up for their own night out. They love you, hug you and make you brush your teeth! Show your mom how much you love her with a hand-made gift! She will absolutely love this one-of-a-kind painted picture frame you make her out of clay. What a great keepsake!
Saturday 5/13, 5:30-8:30
Eden Prairie & Woodbury

Signing up siblings? Sign up additional children for 50% off!

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