The arts make up a language that moves through different elements, such as movement, a gesture, the word, the image or light, among others, which allow us to express ourselves. And they have as a particularity: creativity is always implicit, “explains anthropologist Maritza Diaz, director of the Center for Artistic Expression and Mafalda children’s garden.
In that sense, it is a way of living, of being integral, and when children have contact with art from an early age, the benefits are multiple. Instead, it does not imply that children become artists, singers or dancers, but that they experience various activities that allow them to be sensitive and grow as people.
For Maria Francisca Roldqan Garcia, coordinator of the children’s and youth artistic training program at the Faculty of Arts of the Javeriana University, what art does is to raise awareness of the emotions, sensations and all the conflicts that the human being has inside; It is a complete system that is worked from an early age.
This is how art is more than talent; it is a process of awareness of life. Therefore, it is advisable to sensitize children to the world. Roldan emphasizes that “by making them more sensitive, children become better human beings. This allows the child to know himself so much that he can say what he likes most “.
Art is a good strategy for education in all areas. In early childhood, it fosters creative, reflective and critical thinking. It is a learning tool that encourages creation and innovation.