Introduction to our art-based activities

We want Clara Tales to stimulate kids to be creative, and to tap into their artistic sides. As such, for every fairy tale, we’ll provide a set of art-based activities that kids can do with their parents or other caregivers, and therefore provide opportunities for connection within the family.

Samantha Kelly, MA, ATR, is an art therapist, and will be designing all the art-based activities for Clara Tales, and she’s provided a brief explanation below of the thinking behind how these activities are designed:

100% of children learn either via auditory, visual, or kinesthetic means (or any combination of these styles). Short films such as “Clara Tale” produce an auditory and visual learning experience. Art making engages visual and kinesthetic processes. When combined, short films followed by supportive art making, all learning styles are engaged and a child is able to process the experience on a deeper, more meaningful level.

Research also shows creative play supported by parents to be the most effective, healthy means for growing a child’s individual creativity, divergent thinking, and sense of self. Short films in which moral lessons are introduced can be not only entertaining for a child but also an excellent catalyst for meaningful parent-child interaction in which moral themes are further explored, processed, and “played with.”

Hit up the “Activities” category on this site to find examples of these activities and others that families can do together.