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Fine arts activities are designed to encourage the creative abilities of the child, and to promote the development of fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

  • Develop a beginning music vocabulary.
  • Listen to and sing various types of music.
  • Improve coordination and express creativity through motions that keep time with music.
  • Develop an ability to understand a song’s message.
  • Repeat rhythmic patterns using clapping or instruments.
  • Develop a beginning art vocabulary.
  • Continue to develop small motor skills through cutting, gluing, painting, and folding.
  • Learn about the color wheel.
  • Look at and appreciate various works of art.
  • Use various techniques and mediums to create original art.