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 Morgan Rothschild Academy, an early childhood 
center in Shanghai, China, involves students in active 
exploratory learn...
 Art begins with materials and tools, from 
which children create an expression of their 
original thought. This is a key...
 The experience itself is also intrinsically 
satisfying to children, who draw self-esteem 
from having chosen their colo...
Art and the Developing Young Child
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Art and the Developing Young Child

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Morgan Rothschild Academy, an early childhood center in Shanghai, China, involves students in active exploratory learning in academics, as well as the arts. Morgan Rothschild Academy includes art in its toddler and preschool curricula as a way of engaging the whole child.

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Art and the Developing Young Child

  1. 1.  Morgan Rothschild Academy, an early childhood center in Shanghai, China, involves students in active exploratory learning in academics, as well as the arts. Morgan Rothschild Academy includes art in its toddler and preschool curricula as a way of engaging the whole child. Art has been an important element of early childhood education since the days of Friedrich Froebel, the developer of the first kindergarten programs. Teachers today still uphold art as one of the best ways of teaching the whole child, from fine motor skills to emotional and social development.
  2. 2.  Art begins with materials and tools, from which children create an expression of their original thought. This is a key way in which children develop visual and spatial knowledge, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking ability, in addition to the ability to hold scissors and draw a circle. Art also introduces children to the feeling of executing a new idea, an experience that experts suggest is important to growing into an innovative thinker.
  3. 3.  The experience itself is also intrinsically satisfying to children, who draw self-esteem from having chosen their colors, picked their materials, and decided what their creation would be. Ultimately, art stands out as a way for children to enjoy themselves, make something new, and learn to value the creations of others.

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