Sunday, November 20, 2011

Art, art, art

As you know we have an area of the classroom dedicated to "free art."  Here the children can complete a variety of art activities.  They are free to choose what they would like to work with and for how long.  Some repeat the same activity several times and some choose a variety. 

We also have times when we introduce a specialized art activity requiring more adult assistance. This is what we did on Friday, it was really fun!  The children enjoyed painting their hands and creating a turkey!

Not only do art activities allow for creativity, they also help strengthen fine motor skills and connect the hand with the mind.  Dr. Montessori felt the hand/mind connection was very important.  We are always presenting work to help this connection.

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