Why are the arts important for children?

Art helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun.

Art allows youth to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life, but also for learning.

Creating art expands a child’s ability to interact with the world around them, and provides a new set of skills for self-expression and communication. Not only does art help to develop the right side of the brain, it also cultivates important skills that benefit a child’s development

As kids manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improve. … When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science. Most important perhaps, when kids feel good while they are creating, art helps boost self-confidence.

 

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