Brain research confirms that Arts education strengthens student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement, school success, and preparation for the work world
· Art classes provide students a chance to develop cognitive and creative skills, and to develop their imaginations.
It’s been proven that early exposure to visual art, music, or drama promotes activity in the brain.
Art helps children understand other subjects much more clearly—from math and science, to language arts and geography.
Art nurtures inventiveness as it engages children in a process that aids in the development of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation.
Participating in art activities helps children to gain the tools necessary for understanding human experience, adapting to and respecting others’ ways of working and thinking, developing creative problem-solving skills, and communicating thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways.
So, where do you begin? Start by remembering that teaching children about art is not just about showing them how to recognize a van Gogh or Picasso, it’s about preparing young minds for a future of invaluable experiences—art related or otherwise.
Please share how you incorporate the arts in your child’s education. I know for my boys the opportunity we have had to see the assembly shows has opened up many pathways for us to build their critical thinking skills. The shows have brought out topics and have provided many opportunities for us to discuss a wide array of subjects as a family.