While working with clay, children are instinctively motivated to push, squeeze, poke and pound the clay. A change in its shape makes them realize that their actions have consequences. This encourages further experimentation. Several developmental needs are met when a child works with clay. While making their favorite figurines children acquire a sense of proportion and size. Manipulating clay enhances their visual perception of colour and texture, olfactory perception of the distinctive type of scents that emit from them and their tactile perception of rough, smooth and hardness. It builds their fine motor skills, eye hand coordination and fosters creativity, curiosity and self-expression. Clay activities help children cultivate patience and increases their attention span. Exploring with clay also has a therapeutic and calming effect on children.
Time: Every Monday 3 to 4.30pm