Through stimulating art activities, educators and parents can harness children’s natural inquisitiveness. Encourage children to engage with open-ended sensory experiences (like Squish and Squeeze) which strengthen problem solving skills as children learn to make sense of their world. Browse our art activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers created by experts in early childhood care and education.
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, open-ended art experiences are a great way for toddlers and twos to explore art as a learning experience or an experiment, discovering what is stimulating and interesting. Try these timeless art experiences from First Art for Toddlers and Twos that are easily adapted for the Fourth of July.Art Lesson Planning
A well-balanced child does more than simply sit at a desk to learn about the world while in the classroom. A well-balanced child’s development will incorporate a learning experience that incorporates creative play and hands-on experiencesMovement and Play Art Infant & Toddler Language
We use our sense of feel and touch every day to interpret the world. We use touch for simple things, such as feeling how soft a blanket is; and we also use touch for important things, such as tapping a mug to see how hot it before picking it up. This sense and use of touch is learned during childhood and is continually used throughout our lives.Art Lesson Planning Infant & Toddler
Nothing is more special than you and your baby’s first mother’s day! Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, there’s just something exciting about celebrating this milestone with your family. What better way to celebrate than with a fun keepsake activity?Art Infant & Toddler
Young children are always looking to keep busy, so what better way than with a busy board? Busy boards for babies are bulletin boards covered with fun objects infants and toddlers can play with to develop sensory processing and fine motor skills.Art Infant & Toddler
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, new parents are preparing to spend their first holiday season with their new babies. This is a very exciting time, full of family introductions and interesting decorations for infants to grab and look at.Art
Art is fun! Children love to test their creativity by capturing the world on paper, whether that’s by sticking cotton balls together to make clouds or getting messy as they experiment with paint. Often, this draw to artistic expression begins very young. The feelings of cold clay or dripping paint are wonderful sensory experiences, and learning to make deliberate marks with crayons or fingers can develop your child’s motor skills. Even infants like to create! There are dozens of infant art projects out there that can bring this ability to light, and infant art activities can be a great bonding experience as parents catch a glimpse of how their children interpret the world.Art
It may seem strange to think of infant craft ideas or infant art projects as normal ways to encourage cognitive development. But art activities for infants don't have to be traditional or complicated. Gryphon House books offer free infant activities for all developmental areas.Art Infant & Toddler
If you’re looking for infant, preschooler and toddler art projects, Gryphon House’s free activities supplement your current curricula with fun and exciting activities. Through hands-on creative art experiences, children hone skills that help them learn math, science, and literature.
Uncover children’s enthusiasm for creative thinking with art activities for infants and preschoolers. Parents and teachers can encourage healthy early childhood language development by talking throughout the process of each activity. Because children learn language best from slow repetition, parents can use the same activity multiple times to sharpen children’s vocabulary.
Improve toddler and preschoolers’ social skills among their peers with collaborative and engaging art activities that encourage social interaction. Gryphon House art activities challenge children to adapt, interact, and explore by using teacher-inspired art resources.
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