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The benefits of arts and crafts at home for learning

Many areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage can be developed upon during arts and crafts activities at home. Not only are arts and crafts great fun for little ones but it’s also great for their development. Our educational experts have listed some of the key benefits of arts and crafts for children in early years education.

Physical development - fine motor skills

  • Strengthening finger muscles in preparation for writing
  • Showing control over tools i.e. Scissors

Expressive arts and design

  • Builds perseverance
  • Encourages imagination

Communication and language

  • Holding conversations based upon what they would like to make
  • Putting longer sentences together, and explaining

Personal, social and emotional development

  • Developing turn taking skills
  • Builds resilience

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