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The Benefits of Art in the Toddler Years}

Art Appreciation and Creation

The Benefits of Art in the Toddler Years

Most children have a love of creating art, whether it's with crayons, paint, clay, or other materials. And with all the benefits, you'll want to encourage these efforts. Some of the benefits of Art Appreciation and Creation include improved fine motor skills, emotional expression, creative thinking, vocabulary, and spatial reasoning. So keep your child well supplied with art materials, talk about illustrations in children's books, go to an art museum, and talk about her creations!

Has your toddler achieved the following Art Appreciation and Creation developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all the skill(s) she has already mastered to date!

Sources: This development milestone tracker is not a learning disability screening tool or test. If you have any questions related to your child's development and learning abilities, please speak to your pediatrician and care providers for guidance and resources.