Recently there has a been a great push toward STEM; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These fields of study are crucial in today’s business world. But, we really need to add an “A” for art, to make it complete and really reap the benefits of the innovation and creativity that being involved in the arts can produce.
For right brain kids summer break is especially significant because many of them have spent the school year feeling stifled, misunderstood and not good enough. For them ‘no school’ means its time to play. But danger lurks. If summer days are consistently lazy – a significant amount of what went into building your child’s brain during the school year will start to leak out.