ART AND THE CREATION STORIES
by Maria Lourdes A. De Vera
Learning becomes fun and exciting through storytelling and painting. Children have an innate love of stories create a sense of wonder and magic. Stories teach us about life, about ourselves and about others. Thus, storytelling becomes a distinct way for children to develop an understanding of respect and appreciation for other cultures. It can also promote a positive attitude for people from different lands, races and religions. Likewise, Art is basic in teaching. Every subject area is important, but no program for young Children could succeed without empharizing art. Children at their prime age are able to express their feeling and emotions in a safe way through making, looking at, and talking about their own artwork and the art of others. Children are helped through art to develop perceptual abilities while able to practice and gain fine muscle control and strengthen eyehand motor coordination. These are few of the many things one can obtain through art.
– Fr. Dennis G. Tamayo, CMF
Director, Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc.