There’s a reason so many toddler daycare schools focus on art including The Margaux Early Childhood School at Temple Judea. Besides being fun, art is a great way to experiment, use imagination and learn about colors and textures. So much of what the toddler daycare teachers do at Margaux is learning through play and art plays a big part.
Believe it or not, art can help with analyzing and problem-solving. While we never know what exactly is going through their little minds, we often see the children in the toddler daycare program with serious looks of concentration. Are they trying to figure out how to draw the sun? What colors to use for a tree? Or maybe they’re just experimenting with coloring back and forth and enjoying seeing the lines and circles they’re making. What a wonderful time to experiment and see instant results!
Here are some of the ways the teachers at the Margaux School foster exploration, imagination, and creativity when it comes to art.
- No rules! Sometimes our teachers will work with guidelines such as “make a picture for your mom” or “color the ocean” but never specifics. Afterwards we can ask “what is this picture of?”, or “what colors did you use?”. You might be surprised at their answers!
- It’s going to be messy. There’s no doubt about this one. Teachers love washable crayons and paint for a reason, toddlers manage to get color everywhere! We’re used to it and the results of art are well worth it.
- No corrections. Toddlers and preschoolers aren’t self-conscious about what they are creating like adults and older children are. They are proud of what they’ve done and excited about this new fun and colorful activity. Telling them to add something or that they drew something wrong would not add to the experience and might take away from the fun. Right now, the Margaux teachers want to encourage, encourage, encourage in a fun and nurturing environment.
- Be proud of their work. Art from toddler day care won’t always make sense but our teachers want their students to be proud of what they’ve done. Often, parents will see different artwork hanging from the walls and their children will proudly show off their masterpieces. These are examples of thinking, problem-solving, creativity and more!
Teachers at The Margaux School have so much fun with different art activities with their toddler daycare classes. Watching the children have fun and learn can be a rewarding experience. And, the teachers know that all the lines, holding crayons and markers and more are the first steps preparing them for future writing.
We invite you to come visit the Margaux Early Childhood School and learn about the quality toddler daycare we have to offer. Call us at 305-667-9470 to schedule your visit. We are proud to serve families throughout South Miami including Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and our hometown of Coral Gables.