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Young Children and Art
A brief essay on the importance of art in child development.
# 120238 | 804 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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The paper examines the research that shows how art is a platform through which children experience physical, cognitive and emotional development. The paper also discusses how art allows young children to express their emotions, and encourages the ability to work autonomously.

From the Paper:

"Art activities aid young children in their physical growth. At age 3, for instance, children normally reveal great curiosity in developing their motor skills. Hands on activities, such as finger painting and playing with dough, are therefore, crucial in developing muscle control (Colchico, Alec, 2006). As children test their senses, both parents and teachers should support and encourage this type of play.
"Studies have revealed that the first few years of a child's life are crucial in its cognitive development. Exposure to various forms of art enhances children's understanding of the world and will maximize their learning capabilities later on in life (Goldhawk, Sara et al.)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Burkitt, Esther, Barrett, Martyn & Davis, Alyson"Children's Colour Choices for Completing Drawings of Affectively Characterised Topics".Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2003.
  • Carmichael, Karla D, "Art Interpretation", at Http://
  • Chang, Ni, "Children's Drawings: Science Inquiry and Beyond", "Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood", Volume 6, number 1, Indiana University South Bend, USA, 2005.
  • Colchico, Alec "The Importance of Art", 2006 at, paragraph 1.
  • Crosser, Sandra. "When Children Draw", date unknown at, paragraph 3.

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