Art as a Subject in my Kindergarten Class
I teach Art in my kindergarten classroom every day. Art is an important
subject during childhood, but I think that it is more relevant at the age of five
and six. Children develop physical and psychological skills that they will
use during their whole lives during this period of time, and the hours they
spend in a classroom learning and interacting with other children, make a
positive impact in their capabilities and in their personalities.
Some skills that a kindergarten student develops and/or improve during the
scholar year are:
Motor skills like muscular coordination, balance, fine movements, gross
motor skills, muscular strength, among others.
Reasoning and concept development.
Creativity ( Art and Music ) skills.
Social skills to interact with other children.
There are very important studies of Child Development that tells about
the many benefits a good program of Kindergarten provide to children.
I believe that Art is one of the most important tools in a curriculum for a
Kindergarten teacher, because it generates the creativity only human beings
are able to develop and that is unique for everyone. Also, a good class of Art
integrates almost all of the mentioned skills that a child develops during this
period of their lives. Lastly, children will form a better sense of their own
importance as individual persons through the expression of their Art.
Maria L. Rocha