This post is a guest post by Neve Spicer of wetheparents.org.
IT’S WORLD ART DAY – LET’S CELEBRATE!
It’s World Art Day – woop!
With so many of us confined to our homes and isolated from people we love, there has never been a better time to celebrate art. The simple and primitive desire to express ourselves creatively has been seeing a new renaissance as individuals and families across the world are taking solace in drawing, painting and the myriad other mediums available.
So why not raise a glass – be it wine or fruit juice – to art, our creative companion? Across the internet there are a ton of ways to celebrate World Art Day from virtual gallery tours to live tutorials. There are plenty of people ready to join you in your virtual celebration!
THE POWER OF ARTS EDUCATION
Arts education is vital for healthy, well-rounded childhood development. It’s a time and place for children to nurture their creativity and individualism and reap academic and personal benefits as they go. The ways that arts education can positively influence childhood development are diverse and numerous, and they’re all rooted in the joy of filling children’s lives with beautiful art and music.
As kids tackle their developmental journey, arts and music education can be helpful in developing their character. Their growing skill helps them to feel more confident by boosting their self-esteem and motivating them to keep trying and improving. Learning about the creation of art gives them a greater appreciation for the efforts and creations of others. It also encourages them to explore and experiment with their own creations, expressing themselves freely and enthusiastically.
From a cognitive standpoint, arts education can offer children support in other school areas. It has been shown to help them concentrate better in academic classes that follow. Children who play instruments, draw, sculpt or paint may also see improvements in their visual, spatial and temporal reasoning. Those who study theatre may see an improvement in verbal skills, including their eloquence and the size of their vocabulary.
Arts education sees kids attaining many interpersonal benefits as well. It helps them understand the benefits of collaboration, seeing the unique ways that the skills and viewpoints of others can combine to form a beautiful finished product. It can also help them to be more empathetic and accountable in the way they behave toward others as a result of their collaborations.
51 REASONS THAT ARTS EDUCATION ROCKS
Not convinced? Here, WeTheParentsround up 51 incredible ways that Arts Education benefits children!