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Art and Creativity

Play is the “work” of childhood. Children learn important skills through their play. Creative play is one of the best ways for children to practice a variety of skills. Creating uses motor skills like cutting, drawing, and molding. Using imagination helps them practice thinking and problem solving. Creative play also lets children make their own rules. It gives them the chance to use things in a new way. They can explore and try things that may be new. This helps them practice self-control and focus. It can also help them feel relaxed. Talking about their art or pretend play helps them practice language. This section gives creative activities to do at home. Remember that there is no right or wrong when being creative. Children have fun while making and exploring, no matter what it looks like at the end.