Foster a smart and active kid! Arts Shed presents creative activities specially devised for kids to help them stimulate their intuition, emotional perception and creativity.
Sunday Kids Club is an Arts Shed’s program devised to nurture young makers and their talents. Sunday Kids Club is based in Lincoln. The club provides 2 hours of activities once a week every Sunday for kids age 4-9.
At Sunday Kids Club children will be introduced to different arts and crafts styles like painting, sculpting, sewing, sketching, designing and many other activities through kids’ friendly way, creative tasks and games. They will also have a chance to use different materials and try various techniques.
The Kids Club will support and nurture your child’s creativity, stimulate their cognitive skills, provide experience in working within a team and individually. Teach how to analyse, describe and observe other people work. Also, club activities will help to broaden their art vocabulary, social skills, problem-solving skills and introduce that there could be more than one answer or perspective.
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Why it is important to keep kids engaged with different activities and how to do it?
Engaging children effectively takes a lot of hard work (Tait and Wosu, 2013). It is very hard to compete with computer games or Netflix, especially when parents or teachers want a child to be engaged with highly stimulating activities, like drawing or reading, which would help them to develop their cognitive skills (Arzamarski, 2019). Focusing children attention on something specific which they might not want to focus on at that time requires commitment and skills (Tait and Wosu, 2013). Working with one kid is as challenging as working with a group of children. It is essential to acknowledge that every kid has different behaviour patterns, some of them could be more challenging than others (Tait and Wosu, 2013). But there is always a way to engage children through different playful activities and communication strategies (Tait and Wosu, 2013).
It is extremely important to create an opportunity for a child to listen, hear and understand what activity you want to offer them (Arzamarski, 2019). Nevertheless, adults are sometimes stuck in their daily routines and forget to slow down and be more mindful about everything that is going on around them (Tait and Wosu, 2013). The consequences of it could potentially create a barrier that prevents communicating with children in a more sufficient way (Arzamarski, 2019). Psychologist Caley Arzamarski suggests to slow down the body language, calm emotions and tone, to get down to their level, be mindful, talk with the child and listen to him or her back (Arzamarski, 2019). Also, staying as much as possible in touch with creativity and imagination will make easier to understand a child (Tait and Wosu, 2013). All of these things listed above helps to create an opportunity for the kid to hear and observe the offered opportunity of engaging activity (Arzamarski, 2019). Practising different communication strategies will help to improve relationships with children as well as child’s cognitive development progress, attitude and behaviour (Tait and Wosu, 2013).
Do not miss an opportunity! Have you heard a phrase “Mum, I’m bored” or “Dad, I’m bored” before? According, to Caley Arzamarski child being bored, is a wonderful opportunity to engage them with an activity which would help to nurture their cognitive development (Arzamarski, 2019).
Arzamarski, C. (2019) The art of boredom: Practising mindfulness, conversation, and creativity. The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behaviour Letter, 35(7) 1-2.
Tait, A. and Wosu, H. (2013) Direct work with vulnerable children. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.