Children who have experienced a wide range of people and places will have an array of ideas to choose from when doing art. Art reflects what a child knows about the world and enables the child to choose how to translate those ideas and experiences. Art is important because it allows children to be creative.
Through arts and craft, children learn to value and appreciate artefacts and images across cultures and times. Experience in design, art and crafts enable them to reflect critically on their own work and those by others. They learn to act and think like designers and artists, working intelligently and creatively.
Art and creativity teach problem-solving, which is a critical skill for success in life. By engaging in artistic activities and study, children develop confidence in their abilities, and they learn how to innovate. The arts encourage risk-free exploration, and it is this freedom that builds confidence.