A fine arts education — including music, theater, drawing, painting, or sculpture — whether in practice or theory, has been a part of any well-rounded curriculum for decades — but that may be changing. Many schools today are cutting back or eliminating their art programs due to budget constraints. Numerous studies done over the past decade have demonstrated the amazing benefits of such an integral education facet. Students who don’t have access to art classes may not only miss out on a key creative outlet, but might also face greater difficulty mastering core subjects, higher dropout rates and more disciplinary problems.
Creative art activities can help children in all areas of development. Child care providers should plan creative activities with the child’s overall development in mind. Here are some ways that art activities can support young children’s development.
Why is creativity important? Is this a question you have asked yourself? Creativity should not be underestimated. Creativity in children is so important. Creativity helps teach cognitive skills such as mathematics and scientific thinking. Creative thinking involves imagination, basic use of the scientific method, communication, physical dexterity and exertion, problem posing, problem solving, making interpretations, and using symbols which help with future literacy skills.
Music video by Michael Jackson performing Heal The World.
New Kids On The Block – This One’s For The Children is extra special. Enjoy!
Patrick Henry Hughes was born without eyes and limbs that could not be straighten. At just two years old, his father gave him a piano and what he could do amazed everyone! He learned songs by feel and melody and began playing publicly in elementary school. Here is his story:
Here are 11 facts about why arts education is important in schools around the world.
When Ellen DeGeneres saw 8 year old hip hop dancer Aidan Xiong’s video on the internet she was blown away! She invited him to show off his skills on her show. Choreography by Tricia Miranda.
Dhanat Plewtianyingthawee is not your ordinary kid. At age seven, he is an amazing violinist. He began taking lessons at three and a half years old and by age four, was performing amazing solos. He not only plays the violin, but he also paints.