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Art Therapy with Children | Few Techniques that Parents can Use

Kids love to get messy with paint, crayons, colours, or any other material that gives them a sense of touch. It helps the kids in expressing themselves, teaches them various socially appropriate behaviour.

Play is important and an inseparable part of any child’s growing years. An important part of that play is art. Kids love to get messy with paint, crayons, colours, or any other material that gives them a sense of touch. Art does not only play its role as a means of play and engagement activity for the child, but it also helps the kids in expressing themselves, teaches them various socially appropriate behaviour and it also helps in developing their tripod and pincer grasp/grip, in terms of fine motor skill development. Art therapy can also help children who struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities, and has been shown to help children with behavioural issues and developmental delays like Autism and ADHD.

Art Therapy with Children

Over time there are a few benefits that art therapy has with children. They include:

• Improved self-awareness

• Reduced feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression

• Helping a child deal with feelings associated with sickness, trauma, and grief

• Improved communication skills

• Boosting self-esteem

• Allowing children to see problems from a different point of view

• Improved problem-solving skills.

Even though art therapy is done by professional art therapists, here are few of the techniques that parents can try at home with their children to keep them engaged and to nurture their creative minds.

Art Therapy with Children

1. Making Playdough at Home: Playdough is a good form of tactile sensory teaching material for your child. It not only keeps them engaged but also helps develop their fine motor skills. You can look up various playdough making recipes online and have a fun time with your child. Here is one link for you to try.

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2. Raise your kid’s self-esteem and help them have confidence in themselves and a feeling of “I can do it” with this simple activity.

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3. Help Your child to develop a sense of strength and help them recognize the people they can turn to be their strength, with this activity.

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Art Therapy with Children

4. Make different emotions flash cards to help your child recognize and express their emotions for the day. Allow them to express why they are feeling in a certain way and what could be done about it. It helps your child to communicate in a better manner and avoids any emotional outbursts.

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You can always try these art-based activities with your kid or even get creative and come up with your own. Remember to have fun with your child and make them Smart, Strong, and Happy.

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