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Is Arts ‘n Smarts Right For Your Child?

We created Arts n’ Smarts after talking to many parents who wanted to give their children a fun way to grow and develop creatively, emotionally and intellectually, but didn’t know where to start.

Of course, not every child is the same, and Arts n’ Smarts is not for everyone. So, is your child ready to be an Arts n’ Smarts kid? Here are some questions you should ask yourself before signing up.

  1. Can My Child Sit Still When Asked?

Kids are full of energy and enthusiasm; this is one of the things that make them such great learners. However, one of the most important lessons that a child needs to learn before starting school is how to channel their energy: how to stay seated when asked, listen when others are talking and take turns during activities.

Without these skills, it is difficult for children to focus on complex activities and develop more sophisticated abilities. If your child hasn’t yet mastered the ability to control their own energy, don’t stress; these things come with time. But if they are able to sit still when asked, listen to others without interrupting and wait their turn, then this is a good sign that they may continue developing their skills through a program such as Arts n’ Smarts.

  1. Can My Child Follow Instructions With More Than One Step?

Following complex instructions is often a difficult skill for young children to master. It requires the ability to complete one task while keeping a mental checklist of other tasks in their head.

As your child grows, you will find that they get better and better at remembering and following two or more step instructions. You’ll find that, instead of having to give instructions step by step, you can say things like, “Go to the kitchen and get a spoon.”  “Go get your hat, have a drink of water and come outside” and they will be able to follow.

If your child is getting better at following instructions, then the activities that we provide are a great way to keep building on these skills.

  1. Does My Child Enjoy Hearing And Telling Stories?

Stories are one of humankind’s oldest activities; stories are how we teach lessons, share ideas and grow close to one another. Most people’s fondest childhood memories revolve around being read stories by their parents or grandparents. At Arts n’ Smarts, we feel that reading, sharing and engaging with stories is one of the most effective ways for young children to develop the intellectual and emotional skills that they will need later in life. If your child has a passion for hearing or telling stories, then Arts n’ Smarts is a great way to inspire them to explore new ideas and learn new skills.

  1. Does My Child Ask A Lot Of Questions?

Childhood is the time when we are most curious and open to learning new things. If your child asks a lot of questions about the words and why things work the way they do, this is a good sign that they have a strong sense of natural curiosity. The best thing you can do as a parent is foster their curiosity and give them opportunities to experience more and learn more about the world. Arts n’ Smarts is designed to make this as easy for you as possible!

So, is your child an Arts n’ Smarts kid? Let us know in the comments!

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