1. How to incorporate music into a meaningful creative arts experience for children aged from 1 to 8 years.
2. How to incorporate visual art into a meaningful creative arts experience for children aged from 1 to 8 years.
The paper discusses that how music and visual art is a core method of teaching the children in the age of 0 to 8. It is an effective way of learning and teaching the children.
1. Music is an art of expressing emotions in the form of lyrics and rhythm. It calms the mind and provides fresh ideas and opinions. It is proved that students are able to learn better when they listen to music while studying. It compels the students to distract from the surroundings by keeping them intact between music and studies. The relationship between teaching and music is that this concept keeps one in discipline and focused towards the work they are indulged in whether it is teaching or anything else (Hetland, 2013). It helps in retaining the information in the brain for longer period. It is a simple approach that can make each student put efforts in studying. Hence, music can become an effective technique of creating an interesting environment for the students in the class. Children in 0 to 8 years generally do not understand easily. So making them learn with music will be beneficial as it will be a effective way of learning. Music enables the growth of mind and attracts children in a large extent. It makes the method of teaching interesting and enables the students to learn the subject in less time. Learning with music will make the children of 0- 8 years happy as it will be a new experience for them (Green, 2017).
2. They will learn more and it will be stored in their minds for longer period. It becomes difficult for the teachers to teach students aging from 0 to 8. Therefore, teaching them through visual effects will be a hassle free activity for the teachers as children will find it interesting to watch some moving objects. Visual art will develop their creativity level and they can think on multiple level. Promoting visual art in teaching can make students gain more knowledge than the textbooks. For children in the age of 0 to 8 years it is recommended to make them learn the basic things (Malchiodi, 2014). This can be properly managed by teaching them through computers, games and other software. It will be interesting and entertaining for them and they will enjoy it. It will become easy and convenient even for the teachers to manage the kids as they will have focus on the screen i.e. on the visual teaching so they will not make noise in the class. It is proved that children aging from 0 to 8 years require more observation. Visual art will help the students in creating and diversifying their minds in different fields. Visual art therefore can be an entertaining factor in teaching the children (Koster, 2014).
The paper above shows that children from 0 to 8 years can learn develop the level of creativity if they are taught using interesting platforms like music and visual art.
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