I got a flurry of responses when I posed the question of why crafting with kids is important. Ever a fan of the list, I decided to blog the responses in mini-series form. Here is what Mirela of jantar had to say:
My 2 year old, Ben, used to participate in Saturday Michael's Kids Club and
loooooved it! It boosts their confidence in their skills, exposes them to
countless craft media, teaches skills which are useful in school projects,
boosts their imagination, and they have great items for gifts for family
members. It makes them realize that gifts don't need to be purchased, they
can be created instead and are this way much more valuable.