Someone’s artistic ability is usually identified with one’s creativity.
These 2 things are identical because indeed the existing art product is something that is the result of one’s creativity. Therefore, making art is a fairly appropriate way to be used as a medium for someone to practice implanting and developing creativity within himself. In many definitions given by experts, art is also very synonymous with aesthetics related to feelings, tastes and tastes, so that art will also be able to train the realm of the taste of the person who does it.
Like many other things, of course all things will be very optimal if taught as early as possible, because childhood is a golden era for every individual who is still very easy to be filled with knowledge and shaped into many things. Therefore, as parents who want their children’s creativity to develop well and their aesthetics to develop optimally in art is one of the things you should not miss to teach your child.
You can teach art to your children in a way that is fun and does not make it stressful, on the contrary art activities can be fun and of course positive. Teaching and introducing art to your child also doesn’t need to be done in situations that seem deliberately created, instead art can be fluidly merged with every fun activity with your child.
Simple Steps to Introducing Art
To introduce art is actually not a special step or way that you need to do, but there are several ways you might consider teaching art to your child. Here are simple steps to introduce art to your children:
Don’t Limit Children’s Exploration! Accompany and Guide
Many parents want their children to be creative, but on the other hand limit them from being creative. This may be what makes your child lazy to get to know art further, because he feels that this activity does not make him feel developed and comfortable. The most obvious example is when your child is in the happy phase of scribbling on walls using sidols or crayons. The action was really annoying, especially if the one that was scribbled was part of the wall that was exposed when guests came to the house. The impression of being messy is inevitable. At that time, usually the parents will gradually begin to feel uncomfortable, until finally prohibiting and trying to stop their child’s actions by giving punishment. It turns out that giving punishment is not the right solution, it would be nice if you provide other alternatives, such as replacing the role of walls with paper or white board. If your child still likes to paint the walls, maybe you can equip the walls with special paint that can now be cleaned again after your child has scribbled on them.
Not much different from the art of music, sometimes parents still prohibit their children a lot when they try to play musical instruments around them, instead of wanting to protect their children from harm because they are hit by a musical instrument that is much bigger than their body, it would be better if you were with them. when playing a musical instrument while you teach it, or maybe you can also provide an alternative choice of musical instruments according to their age and body size.
See an Art Exhibition
Want to introduce children to art? Please invite you to come into contact with art directly. To get in touch with art, one of the right locations is none other than art exhibitions. You as a parent yourself may not have even been to an art exhibition before and learned to appreciate art before. Through this activity your children can also get lots of good input and references from artists whose work has been recognized. Through art exhibitions you can also learn to respect works of art, if you usually have high expectations of your child’s art and always demand that they have a similar image to this person, that person should immediately change your mindset. Every child’s artistic development is different, so you should appreciate the process. Appreciate every form of your child’s work appropriately, and don’t let you ignore the work that he has made wholeheartedly.
Drama or Theater Performance
Art is not limited to paintings, sculptures and so on, role playing and stage performances should also be introduced to him as part of art, therefore you may occasionally invite your child to watch a play or an interesting stage performance with him. Nowadays, there are quite a lot of performances which are narrative and conceptual especially made for children’s consumption. Through the appreciation of drama performances, you can simultaneously give and show the values of life to him, because usually in every story that is presented there is always a good message tucked in that you can take and teach to your child.
Furthermore, this drama or theater performance can help develop his imagination for existing characters. Your child can digest the message that the story wants to convey, of course this is also assisted by you as a parent who helps validate and provide an explanation to your child about the contents of the story in the drama that he saw before.
Watching Music Show
An integral part of artistic activities is music. Musical activities are one of the art fields that are loved by many people. Music, which is known to be able to help optimize the intelligence of a person, should you introduce it to children since childhood, even some parents start when their child is in the womb. You can also start with an introduction to music by inviting him to visit music performance stages, but pay attention to choosing music shows that are appropriate for his age, because it is not uncommon for parents to introduce music that is not suitable and appropriate content if given at the age stage. Especially now that the availability of children’s music seems to be not getting a good portion of the mainstream media such as radio and television.
By seeing and appreciating music performances together, it is not uncommon for your child to become interested in learning to play various types of musical instruments according to their choice, and that’s when your role as a parent who provides direction to your child is needed.
Realizing that doing art activities has great benefits for your child’s development, then it’s time for you to start giving and inviting children to do art activities. Art activities are also mostly fun for children because they are relaxed and not too serious and boring. Are you ready to start a fruitful art activity with your child? Please try to follow the suggestions and tips above.