A great deal of time has been spent studying the effects of fine arts
on development, and statistics have repeatedly proven that children who
have been exposed to fine arts and creativity are more likely to excel
in life. These children exhibit greater academic prowess, increased
citizenship activities, improved fine motor skills, spatial awareness,
and problem solving skills. Considering this supporting data, it would
seem to be a foregone conclusion that any parent would do well to
encourage artistic creativity. For a relatively small investment, a
parent can take measures to encourage creativity in art and music from a
very early age.
Depending on available space, there are creative and captivating kids
easels with unique designs that catch the interest of a child. Once he
or she is hooked, it is merely a matter of taking the time to model the
fun that can be had with the easel. After the child experiences the
pleasure of creating masterpieces, there will be no need for prompting.
There are many varieties of kids easels
on the market today, and there
is sure to be one that will work in any home environment. They can be
basic no frills affairs, table top models, or a deluxe multipurpose
easel with a scroll of paper, a black board, a whiteboard and more.
When a child has a special place to create that is all his or her own,
he or she is more likely to use it. There is something about a little
pride of ownership to kindle an active interest in an item. Art desks
for kids, or art tables for kids, can be simple affairs with a scroll of
paper to pull over the top, or a simple caddy to hold art supplies.
There are yet other desks/tables that have all the bells and whistles,
brightly colored with shelves and other enticing traits. While the more
elaborate art desks for kids
and/or art tables for kids may first draw
attention more quickly, but there is no guarantee that the more
expensive models will maintain their interest any more than a basic
Exposing a child to music through kids pianos can be fun and rewarding.
They have come a long way in the past few decades. Where kids pianos
used to be a small, out of tune tinkling instrument, they have evolved
into quality musical instruments designed specifically for children by
renowned artists. They can be small table top affairs or miniature
versions of a full size upright or grand piano. The amount of available
space and budget should dictate purchase decisions. Simple instructions
can allow parents to help their child discover the joy of creating
recognizable music, even if that parent has never touched a piano
Considering the proven benefits of fine arts
in a child's life, it makes
sense for parents to inspire their children to create art and music,
and increase their chances of success as they move on in life.