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Our usual activities will be a little different in the coming week commencing 4th February 2019.
The Old Library will be open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings only.
Also different for Men’s Shed Prestatyn this week as they will be holding their AGM on Tuesday morning at CookHouse Prestatyn. Peter has a hospital appointment in Wrexham, Steve will be accompanying him.
The Coffee Pod group will be with us at The Old Library on Wednesday Morning.
We will be at Morfa Gateway Project on Thursday.
On Saturday morning will be the junior artisans with Jayne as usual at the Old Library.
Junior artisans are now in their fourth year at the old library in Prestatyn.
The junior artisan sessions are held every Saturday morning from 10am until midday, with Jayne Harrison.
Jayne is a fully qualified childcare professional. Also our trained person responsible for our safeguarding policies.
The sessions cost £5 for the 2 hours. Participants dropped off at 10am and collected at 12pm. Suitable for age range 4 to 11 years.
All materials supplied by us. The group also have a small break for biscuits and liquids supplied by us.
Please contact us if you require more information.
The benefits of junior Art and Crafts
1. Builds Skills & Improves Academic Outcomes
Making art can drastically improve your child’s fine motor skills and enhance their creative problem solving abilities. Activities like cutting and gluing paper, finger painting, and drawing. Help children develop better coordination and dexterity.
Meanwhile threading beads and sculpting clay can improve visual-spatial skills, over time. Studies have shown that building these skills translates into better academic outcomes.
For children in other subjects including writing, literacy, mathematics and science.
2. A Voice Beyond Words
Children often use art to help them process their experiences and deal with overwhelming emotions. Art provides kids with critical sensory input.
Also it can help children express their feelings in a multidimensional way even if they lack the vocabulary to describe their feelings with words.
Even if they aren’t the ones creating the art, just being around art can provide children with enough sensory input to kick start their imagination and engage their curiosity.
3. Encourages Innovation
Art encourages creativity and imaginative thinking, two skills that are increasingly linked with long-term professional success. Art forces children to engage in out of the box thinking and can help them hone their creative problem solving skills. According to the International Child Art Foundation.
“Research indicates that a child who is exposed to the arts acquires a special ability to think creatively, be original, discover, innovate, and create intellectual property—key attributes for individual success and social prosperity in the twenty-first century.”
4. Boosts Confidence & Self-Esteem
Deciding what kind of art to make and what materials they will use are some of the first opportunities for young children to exercise autonomy and make decisions for themselves. By making their own independent choices to express what they are thinking/feeling children build confidence in themselves and their abilities. Learning to feel more comfortable expressing their feelings.
5. Facilitates Bonding
Junior art helps facilitate communication and bonding between children even if they don’t know each other or don’t share many common interests. Creating art in small group settings encourages cooperative behavior in children. Giving them opportunities to practice crucial social skills like sharing, taking turns and working together.