Art, often seen as a fun activity, a reward and an end of week treat, is in fact essential to many of our children. Participation in art and music actually helps kids learn better. It is what helps develop literacy, math and science skills. Along with increased academic abilities, the arts help students learn to think outside the box, find multiple solutions to a problem, work collaboratively and so much more.
Like art teachers across the country, I hope we can raise awareness and reconsider the role the arts play in developing literacy skills and find ways to include them as an essential component of every child’s education.
What is your child’s learning style? There are three basic learning styles; visual, tactile, and auditory. Take the test and get immediate results: Is your child a visual learner?