Watercolor sunsets, ombre leaf collages, mixed media ice sculptures... yep, nature is pretty darn artsy. And there's no denying it, art, like nature, is central to a happy, healthy, and well-balanced life. For kids, art is a gateway; a magical, expressive, tangible, and incredibly meaningful way to learn about and make sense of our crazy, and beautiful world.
Art is also great for the brain. Whether it's 2-D or 3-D, crafting and creating hones the development of fine and gross motor skills, along with the creation of new neural pathways in the brain. Not only that, but art also fosters the growth of problem-solving skills, literacy, critical thinking, math, reading, and science. Wow!
You know what else does all these things too? Nature. Which is why even though we are pretty nature-oriented over here, we've got a sweet spot for art, and we think your kids should too.
Go ahead, grab some Crayon Rocks and an Eco-Art Pad and draw a tree with your kids today!