StoryCraftz Clay Art programme is a unique hands on programme that allows young children to learn through play. Our programme offers children a window into the magical world of 3-dimensional learning and are designed for children as young as age 4.
StoryCraftz provides them the opportunity to learn through play using air dry clay as a medium to learn about world history and culture, often incorporating basic maths, science and geography into our lessons.
Structured yet flexible
Our lessons are designed to be structured yet flexible. We understand modern parents’ needs and sometimes children do fall ill. Our classes are flexible enough that if your child misses a lesson or two, they will still be able to pickup where they left off. However, we do not recommend that they miss too many lessons, though.
Stimulate Imagination and Creativity
Clay art stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity. Clay modeling can be a very fruitful and fun way to learn techniques and instill an appreciation for fine arts in your child.
There are two sides to our brains, namely left and right. The right side is perceived to be more creative and artistic while the left side is found to be more digital and good at memorizing facts. While both are important, our education systems often tend to focus only on the left side of the brain. The right side often gets neglected as a child grows up. This is where StoryCraftz can help. Using clay to make figurines and objects can help a child find a means of expressing their inner emotions and thoughts. It acts as a outlet of sorts and prevents build-up of negative emotions and feelings in the child. The result is a child with a healthy mindset.
Enhance Visual Spatial Skills (Colour sense, proportioning, thinking in 3D)
Visual Spatial skills is the ability to mentally manipulate 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional figures. Visual Spatial skills are required for play, self-care, social interactions and academic tasks. They are the foundation for more complex skills such as problem solving and abstract reasoning.
Improve motor skills, hand and brain coordination
Fine motor skills are small movements that uses small muscles of the fingers, toes, wrists, lips and tongue. Actions such as picking up small objects, holding a spoon and writing are examples of fine motor skills.
Clay play fosters eye-hand coordination. Manipulating a piece of clay develops a child’s fine motor skills, strengthening their hand and finger muscles, which would help in more complex skills when they grow older such as writing and playing a musical instrument.
Improve concentration and attention span
Young children has limited concentration and attention span in completing a task. Clay is fascinating that some children work for long periods to perfect the figurine that they are making. It can be a great way to extend the attention span of some children.
Learning beyond clay art – More than just clay
Learning English, Geography, Maths, Science, History, Culture etc
When you enrol your child in the preschool StoryCraftz Clay Art classes, your child is not only learning clay art. Our classes are conducted in English. Children learn how to converse with the teacher and each other in English and depending on the theme, children learn geography, maths, science, history or even about the different cultures in the world.
Using their vast imagination, children may carry on a dialogue between 2 clay figurines, telling stories to each other, enhancing their understanding and imagination.
When a child is enrolled in StoryCraftz Clay Art classes, the child get to interact with other children. This helps facilitate the social aspect and your child will be able to learn skills needed to adjust and socialize with others. This is a crucial element that is needed in the formative years of a child and will be very useful in the future when the child is grown up.
Often, children who are reserved or shy have low self esteem and do not have adequate confidence. With the teacher’s guidance, your child will be able to socialise with others and in completing each project, your child would be able to realise his/her own strengths and weaknesses and gain self-confidence.
Another aspect of your child’s development is the ability to solve problems. This is another vital aspect of human behavior. StoryCraftz Clay Art requires a child to think and plan a project in stages and decide on which colors and textures to use. All of this, though on a smaller scale, encompasses the basic aspects of problem solving. These skills can be very useful in later years and can play a major role in your child’s career as well.
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