What Are Children Learning
What are children learning when they play with art?
What do children learn when they play with art supplies?
When children are playing with art they are learning how to be creative and do whatever they wish. This type of activity is called expressive play, it's called that because of the children can express themselves by making different types of things using different materials. This type of play is also a structured activity, that means it is planned out. This could also be considered free play depending on if the children wanted to do this and the adult allowed them to. When children do art they learn how to express themselves in different ways, they can paint, draw, or use clay/play dough.