Kids Pottery Wheel: 3 Biggest Benefits
The kids pottery wheel is an awesome way to get your kids involved in the Arts. Most parents would like their children to be well-rounded and working with wet clay is a great place to start with that.
Creating an environment where your children can have a success early on is very important. Feeling like they are good at something will spill over into a number of other areas and make them motivated to try other things.
These are the 3 biggest benefits of getting your children a kids pottery wheel...
Improved creativity - You'll be amazed at how much interjecting a new learning activity can be in terms of improving a child's overall creativity. I know this sounds over the top, but the connection between the clay and your mind is a deep one. Also, working with wet clay is also very intuitive and easy to pick up. This will train your children in a effort/reward relationship with the creative process in general will carry over into many other areas of arts as well as other academic subjects.
Improved cognitive function in school - Your mind is an amazing thing and your children's minds are even more amazing than your mind - that is because theirs is still very malleable. You will find that as your child engages in an artistic activity their ability to improve cognitively in many other areas of their life will also grow. The neural connections that are formed through working with the wet clay on a kids pottery will be connections that will serve them not only in math and science and other areas of learning as well. The kids pottery wheel causes connections of additional pathways that can be used by your brain for all sorts of other learning.
Better concentration - Something seriously lacking in our society these days is concentration and focus on a task. The disruptive nature of the Internet that so many kids spend hours and hours on each day is training their minds to get distracted by what ever flashing object happens to be nearby. Gone are the days where children would sit down and work on a task until it was completed. However, thru this level of concentration is how many of the world's great problems have been solved. By giving your children a task like working with clay, you're teaching them that there is great satisfaction to be had in taking something and making it into something else over a short or long period of time - and that takes focus and concentration.
In summary, the kids pottery wheel is more than just a toy. There are number of positive things that happen when kids start working with wet clay. Mostly, those things will be seen later, so you have to have faith that they are working on their minds behind the scenes, to their benefit.
by: Roger Brown