Encouraging Team Work At School With Mosaics
Friday, 6 October 2017 15:49:07 Europe/London
Kids learn a lot when they start school. As well as developing their abilities in reading, writing and arithmetic, and gaining knowledge in a range of other subjects, it’s important for them to develop their social skills.
For example, as an education provider, you no doubt try to encourage them to get to grips with team work. Being able to work effectively as part of a group is a really important ability and one that comes in useful in the worlds of higher or further education and employment.
The power of art
There are lots of scenarios that involve team work. For example, sports can be great for this. Art is also an effective way to get children to cooperate with one another. Youngsters love reaching for craft sets and getting stuck into creative projects.
If you’re on the lookout for new ideas, it’s well worth checking out the mosaic craft tiles available. These simple little items can be used to magical effect. By combining them in beautiful patterns, students can create impressive, eye-catching designs that you can preserve for posterity.
It’s amazing how quiet and focussed kids become when confronted with these tiles and a design to work from. Whereas normally you might find it tricky to get them to concentrate on their work, when children are given the chance to unleash their artistic skills, they can be instantly captivated.
The best results
To help your pupils achieve the best results, it’s important to supply them with a selection of good quality tiles, and this is where we come in. Here at Hobby Island Mosaics we offer an impressive selection of tiles. In fact, our range is one of the widest on the market today.
As well as providing a superb variety of tiles, including ceramic mosaic tiles and much more, we sell grout, glue, mesh and pigments. Basically, you can see us as your one-stop-shop when it comes to mosaics for children.
The great thing about these small, colourful items is the fact that they can be used by children of all ages. However, it’s important to give your pupils manageable tasks, so younger students should be provided with simpler designs to work from, while older kids can attempt more complex tasks.
As a general rule, it’s important to provide some structure. For instance, you might want to come up with a theme for your mosaic with your students, work on a sketch and then plan the design out.
Once the masterpiece is complete, you can display it somewhere suitable. Perhaps you’ll put in a classroom or in your reception area. Alternatively, if you make an outdoor version, it will be on display in the playground.
Being able to see their handiwork gives kids a sense of collective pride and this helps to foster community spirit and boost morale.
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