Calling all imaginations! Children use art to explore ideas, express feelings, communicate, create, play, and experiment. When you provide a variety of art materials, you support children in expressing themselves using different mediums while also experimenting with different shapes, colors, and space. They show you how they view the world. ECERS All Stars maximize the benefits children receive from art experiences in the amount of time, variety of materials, and freedom given for exploration.
Provide materials in at least 4 of the 5 categories
Make sure children have access to materials on their own
Allow for individual expression through choice in subject matter and/or art medium
Provide at least 60 minutes of activity time every day
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Reflection: In what ways do children experience art in your classroom?