Both children and parents enter a new school year full of expectation and many of those expectations will be met and great successes will abound. But sadly, back to school can be a source of great frustration for our visual students. Sitting still and listening can be hard, especially for kids that need to see, touch and do in order to learn effectively.
Do you have a kid that wants to spend their summer doing art? They want to build things. Make things. Draw things. Paint and color. All day. Every day. They just can’t seem to get enough. If this is your child, it sounds like you have what I affectionately call an ‘art kid’.
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.