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Thesis Statement: Engaging in art affects child’s development by stimulating the child’s imagination and creativity and refining his or her cognitive skills.

I. Engaging in art affects child development by stimulating child’s imagination and creativity.

A. Engaging in art affects child development by generating ideas and creating illustrations.

B. Engaging in art affects child development by molding child’s creative thinking.

1. A child becomes resourceful.

2. A child becomes inventive.

II. Engaging in art affects child development by refining child’s cognitive skills.

A. Engaging in art affects child development by refining child’s hand-eye coordination.

B. Engaging in art affects child development by refining child’s memory.

C. Engaging in art affects child development by refining child’s attention skills.

D. Engaging in art affects child development by refining child’s visual capabilities.

1. A child develops visual proportion.

2. A child learns to adjust and to balance his artwork.

E. Engaging in art affects child development by refining child’s decision-making.

1. Every child has different organization in shapes and colors he puts in his artwork.

2. Child has responsibilities on what materials he used, what ideas he conveyed and how effective his art was.

The Effects of Art to Child Development

Erica Jiel Yuzon

University of the Philippines Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga

Communication II

Professor Chynthia Sanguyu

October 21, 2012

Abstract

Art gives children an opportunity to create, to express and to evaluate their ideas and thoughts. As what Donald Woods Winnicott wrote in his book Playing and Reality, an individual discovers his or her self when he or she begins to be creative (Winnicott, 1971).

Although art offers fun experiences, it also provides development in children. In this study, the effects of arts to the development of children were discussed. These effects are for the creativity, imagination and cognitive skills of the children. Art stimulates child’s imagination and creativity and refines child’s cognitive skills such as hand-eye coordination, attention skills, memory, visual processing and decision-making.

I. Background of the Study

While searching for a topic, the researcher came up with the idea of art as the subject. Art has numerous topics such as its evolution, history, and modernization. As she was thinking about the topic to focus on, she remembered the story of her professor about her daughter’s take-home activity. The activity was coloring a picture of a leaf and an apple. It happened when the professor saw that her daughter colored the apple green and told her daughter that it should be red, but the daughter told her mom that there were green apples and she saw some at the supermarket.

Through this incident, the researcher thought that children have ways in applying what they see and learn by means of art. The researcher became interested in studying and researching on the beneficial effects of art on the development of a child.

II. Significance of the Study

Parents have a vital role in the growth and development of their children. They are responsible for preparing their children to adjust to their new environment, especially when they go to school. In the process of their education, children will meet subjects related to arts and sciences. This study focuses on the artistic side of their education. It aims to give insights to parents on the use of art as a tool to develop their children’s critical thinking and creativity...
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