Arts education is often the first curriculum to be cut in schools. Research shows that arts increases learning and achievement in schools and develops thinking skills and capacities key to the workforce. All around, arts can help lead better lives. The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) has detailed the many benefits of arts education.
Video has garnered over one million views during its first week on Facebook.
One year old LJ, from Southern California, can’t keep his hands off the drums. When LJ was four months old, he was tapping his feet and clapping along to the beat. At 13 months old, his dad purchased a drum set after noticing his passion and gift for drumming as LJ was playing bongos like a drum kit.
First 5 California’s Commission Chair George Halvorson has written a new book, Three Key Years, in which he discusses the groundbreaking findings regarding the critical importance of talking, reading, and singing to children from birth in order to boost brain development.
Education is affected by poverty in nearly every country, including the United States. Despite education reform champions taking measures to increase testing and results-based evaluations, leaders are rarely discussing how the education of students living in low-income housing are affected by poverty.
Did you know that credit cards, gift cards, hotel room keys and other plastic card-like objects make great art projects? With technology these days, sometimes it’s hard to get creative, but you and your kids can use these objects to paint great looking art you can display around your home, according to housingaforest.com.
Tsung Tsung, the Hong Kong 8-year-old piano prodigy everyone is talking about, has garnered more than ten million views on YouTube. He began playing piano at the age of three and was certified in Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) on the age of four. His extraordinary talent has garnered him a prize in Steinway International Piano Competition and invitations to perform around the world.
Want to know how to raise a creative child? The New York Times says the first step is to back off!
Eight year old pianist Angelina Hubertus’ dream of playing at New York’s Carnegie Hall has come true, as she wowed audiences at the magical Manhattan arena with a special recital that included one of her award-winning pieces, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classical “Rondo Alla Turca – Turkish March.”
Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through eighth grade, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy all for free. Kids can also read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.