20 Benefits of Art for children, by Carol Fisher

Art ChildrenThe benefits associated with learning art while they are young and the impact it has on their lives.

  1. Art stimulates both sides of the brain.
  2. 33% of our pupils are visual learners.
  3. There are studies that show that children, who do art, read better and get better grades in science and mathematics.
  4. Children learn by using their senses and art is ideal in this process.
  5. Children need a place to express themselves at school.
  6. Art promotes self esteem.
  7. Art encourages children to give more attention to the physical space that surrounds them.
  8. Art develops hand and eye coordination.
  9. Art simulates perception.
  10. Art teach them to think openly. It represents a culture of questioners more than a culture of responders.
  11. Art teaches that there is more than one solution for a problem.
  12. Art teaches children to think creatively to solve problems.
  13. Children can share and reflect on their work of art and learn something about the world they live in.
  14. When art is integrated with the other subjects in the curriculum, children commit more to the learning process.
  15. In the process if doing art, the children is exposed to different possibilities, to discover and to freedom, this way they avoid falling into the control and the predictability of the conventional education of today.
  16. Art nourishes the human soul. One feels good going it.
  17. Art brings the cultural resources of the community into the class.
  18. Art involves parents and tutors in the school, inviting them to participate as volunteers in diverse activities.
  19. Art provides a common ground across racial stereotypes, barriers and prejudices.
  20. Art is valuable all by itself.

     Carol Fisher author of Discover Arts and Crafts

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