One of the very BEST things about being an ARTventurer??
It’s seeing all of our Baby and Little ARTventurers growing in confidence week by week, month by month…..watching them tackle the activities with enthusiasm when initially they might have been nervous or tentative, watching them take the floor during circle time when at the beginning they might have been overcome with shyness, watching them confidently and bravely making their own choices and decisions when they’re painting and creating and watching them playing together with the other children in the group, sharing and taking turns and building relationships……….
……….All reasons why at ARTventurers we LOVE art!
Today is all about creative thinking and problem solving!
When our little ARTventurers are creating and exploring at our classes, they’re constantly making choices and trying new things!
Research shows that activities like connecting shapes and creating patterns taps into the same parts of the brain that we use for more complex problem solving activities later on in life.
Our little artists are developing their skills in reasoning and understanding AND as Creative thinking and reasoning have been identified and highlighted as an essential twenty-first-century skill by many business, education and community leaders….
maybe our ARTventurers are going to be the next generation of world leaders!
DID YOU KNOW that when our little artists are creating their masterpieces at classes, they’re using BOTH sides of their brain?
You probably know all about the concept of left and right side of the brain thinking – that the right brain is visual and processes information in an intuitive and simultaneous way. It looks first at the whole picture then the details – that’s the creative side. And then the left brain is verbal and processes information in an analytical and sequential way. It looks first at the pieces then puts them together to get the whole.
Our ARTventurers are using the right side of their brain when they’re using their imaginations to bring their creations to life, but then when they’re selecting materials, mixing their colours, deciding what to do next…..these are all left side, analytical steps.
Both side of their brain are working together – BRILLIANT active and engaged whole brain learning!