Everyone is talking about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) these days, but did you know that art is an important part of a child’s development as well? Read on to learn just some of the benefits of kids playing and creating art with Walkie Chalk, a new sidewalk chalk holder that allows users to stand up while they draw.
What’s more creative than making something out of nothing? Every time a child starts with a blank driveway or sidewalk they have to use their imagination. When they use Walkie Chalk and make up a game with their drawings, create a character, or a landscape for their toys - they are practicing being creative. That creativity will bloom and translate into innovation and creative thinking later in life.
Art requires children to figure out how to resolve issues. They are presented with challenges and they have to work to come to a solution. The skills that are developed through this process are beneficial throughout their personal and professional lives.
Don’t we all wish our kids could focus on something other than video games or apps? Art is a great way to get kids engaged in a different type of activity. Kids think, imagine, and concentrate when they are making art. The ability to focus is a skill that is developed and can be transferred to other tasks, like studying or homework.
Making art outside is a great way for children to connect with other kids. Art brings people from different backgrounds together, even if they don’t speak the same language!
When children are able to create art, they are sharing a bit of their inner world. This is a great way to connect with a child. It also helps them build confidence in their abilities when they can get positive feedback on their creations.
Walkie Chalk is an awesome new summer toy to get kids outside and creating. The kids don’t know that they are reaping all of the benefits of making art, they just know they are having fun. So what are you waiting for? Go Stand Up and Draw!
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Our first shipment of Walkie Chalks are on their way here! Packed and ready - just days away from a sidewalk near your... or, your sidewalk! Get ready to Stand Up and Draw with sidewalk chalk!