The founder of kindergarten schools, Friedrich Froebel, believed the early learning establishments should offer an environment in which children can reach their full creative potential under the protective and interactive guidance of an adult. To Froebel, art activities were important, not because they allowed teachers to recognize children with unusual abilities, but because as he saw it, they encouraged each child’s “full and all-sided development,” as he explained in 1826.
Caregivers should always surround children with art, which helps in their overall cognitive development. Parents are frequently encouraged to take the initiative and visit museums with their children, even though these days those visits will be virtual. It is better to start at children’s museums and then follow that up with more challenging visits. One of the many benefits of visiting a children’s museum is they often have interactive displays and exhibits, which promote creativity and imagination.