Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. To children, there is nothing that frees them more than to be able to express themselves openly without fear or judgment. This freedom to create personal feelings and opinions can successfully nurture and protect a child’s upbringing.
One thing that creativity helps with is self-confidence. Creating something in which you had no prior help assure you that you are competent. When a child sees someone reacting in a congratulatory manner to what they have made, it makes them proud. Also if an adult would take the time to take such creation and hang it somewhere public, it shows the child that they are appreciated.
Another aspect that creativity helps with problem-solving abilities. Children who are accustomed to drawing often get a lot of ideas. By having an increased number of ideas, the chances that one of them is a potentially great idea to solve a problem are better. This results in a lot of creative children thinking “outside of the box”.
Creativity also helps with improving fine motor skills. Drawing and painting with different tools and on different mediums will help children develop fine motor skills at a quicker rate. Take for example a pencil. By learning how to hold and use a pencil at a young age, he/she will be able to master more difficult motor skills fairly quickly. The skill needed when using a pencil will later develop into useful everyday life skills, like eating with a knife and fork or tying one’s shoelaces.