Creativity is the ability to think in unique ways, produce unusual ideas, or combine things in different ways.
Creativity plays a much significant role in our every day’s lives and benefits us more than we believed. We use creativity to explore solutions to problems, to generate original and unique ideas, to see new possibilities and connections, and it is nevertheless closely-knitted to our self-identity, self-esteem and self-confidence. Children are uninhibited, curious, active, and adventurous. It is the most crucial phase in life to provide a supportive environment, that nurtures children from the age of 18 months to 6 years old to be divergent and independent thinkers.
Harvard Little Arts™ is an experiential learning programme that emphasises a holistic education. We adopt an interdisciplinary approach by integrating elements of arts and other aspects to support cognitive concepts by making meaningful connections in their surroundings, namely:
- Language Development
- Math Development
- Music Appreciation
- Discovery of the World
The core essence of the Programme fosters and supports the natural creative ability of a young and playful child. With the focus being on the “thinking and doing” processes instead of the finished product, we unleash and preserve one’s creative potential.
As professional educators, we are dedicated to deliver an exploratory learning process that is artistic and meaningful to develop proficiently.
Let the creativity flow.
For children who:
- desire creative enrichment with constructive purposes
- require strengthening of fine motor skills development
- require more confidence and opportunities for self-expression
- seek to show more interest in learning
BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME
- Problem-solving skills
- Flexible thinking
Fine Motor Skills Development
- Strengthens writing and cutting skills
- Strengthens the dexterity of hands and fingers
- Promotes eye-hand coordination
- Promotes independence and self-help skills, such as buttoning, zipping, etc.
- Encourages and acknowledges uniqueness in individual
- Increases confidence
- Increases self-esteem
- Allows for expressing and coping with feelings/emotions
- Longer attention span and focus
- Effective social skills, such as sharing, communicating, describing
- Language acquisition and development
- Promotes divergent thinking
- Reinforces conceptual learning through hands-on experiences
- Organisation and planning skills
- Elements of art (lines, shapes, textures, colours)
- Perceptual constance
- Space and position awareness
FEATURES OF THE PROGRAMME
This integrated curriculum is designed mainly to promote:
Creative and Aesthetic Expressions
A wide variety of traditional and non-traditional art materials is used to create and provide sensorial opportunities to appreciate Arts. Children thrive by experimenting and discovering ways using different methods and techniques. It encourages logical thinking, exploration, self-expression, self-esteem, imagination, and creativity. Elements of art such as lines, shapes, colours, and textures are introduced to represent their ideas and feelings in their artwork.
Fine Motor Skills Development
Self-Expression and Personal Growth
We provide valuable opportunities for unique expressions of self through visual representations of thoughts and feelings that is critical to self-esteem. Early art experiences teach kids to think openly, create new meaning, and be more respectful of others’ differences. It is essential to make sense and appreciate the world in which we live in.
Imaginative play or dance is encouraged using their art creations. Imagination involves multiple perspectives and playful manipulation of ideas and emotions, that is critical in promoting socio-emotional and cognitive development in young children. The importance of making sense of their world to internalise their experiences and environment is the core of education at an early age.
Discover of the World & Language Development
In addition to craft work, we encourage exploration and discovery of the environment around us through visual and auditory forms (such as books, music, and videos) that reinforces cultural and language development. For example, cultural dances and music, wildlife, nature, etc. With the exposure of a wide range of cultural integration, we are fostering respect and acceptance of individual’s uniqueness at a young age.