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Arts versus Entertainment
I don’t know about you but until recently I thought they were pretty much the same thing. In my mind, whether you went to a show and saw a performance or were sitting in front of a movie theater or TV screen you were just sitting back, relaxing and basically just doing it for enjoyment. I must say that through my research into learning more about “The Arts” and how to incorporate them into my child’s curriculum, I have learned so much more and would like to share some with you for your consideration. I will be sharing more in upcoming blogs about the arts and the varying benefits.
Why have we shifted from live interaction of listening to music and storytelling to impersonal media for viewing of arts and entertainment? Is it the increase of technology, monetary budget deficiencies, or a lack of understanding its overall importance in children’s development? For me, I grew up with television and therefore didn’t put forth the extra effort to be a part of the arts.
I have learned that there is a difference. Many scientists have done research and studies about the effects of technology on the brain. I will share what I have learned about this in another post. Those that study in and teach the arts share about how the arts effect a culture and individual in their “souls”. Is the difference between being entertained and involvement in the ats just about their effect on our brain or “souls”?
How do you define the difference? And is it important to you for your child’s education?