Whether your child is dancing, exploring, or working on art projects, creative play helps to develop gross and fine motor skills, coordination, and control. Building these skills requires practice and sets the stage for improving hand-eye coordination and muscle memory. Creativity fosters mental growth in children by providing opportunities for exploring new ideas and expanding their problem-solving skills. Creative play also helps children develop socially by giving them opportunities to interact with others and explore different values and perspectives. By allowing children to be truly creative we are letting children make whatever activity they are doing their own. This helps acknowledge and celebrate a child’s uniqueness.