Yes, art is fun. Yes, young children enjoy getting messy with paint and feeling the textures of different media. I love watching them concentrate on a new paint texture and try out ways of using it or changing it. But it's so much more than just 'fun' for a child's education and development.
Studies show that, through art, children learn to think creatively, to observe, describe, analyse and interpret. They learn to express feelings with and without words. They practice problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and develop related language and vocabulary. It also develops confidence.
But I have seven grandchildren and a small fridge... with limited display capacity. So I was delighted to hear of Artikive- an app that enables me to photograph and save the artistic creations of my grandkids. I can honestly tell them that their work is always with me ready to show to anyone who would like to see it.
The app is available for iPhone, iPad and any smart phone. You can find more information about this great little app here..