Why Art is Important for KidsSchool's out! Now, what to do with the kiddos? You most likely want to keep them "unplugged" from the TV, computer and tablet. So, sports camp? Swim team? Summer school? All great choices! Here are some reasons why you should also consider ART!
The left side of the brain is used for logical thinking and analytical processes. Math, science, and reading. The right side is used for emotional perception, intuition and creativity. The fun stuff! And the stuff that can be neglected in school. So the summer is the perfect time to feed the right side! It's important to stimulate BOTH sides of the brain to achieve the full potential of the mind.
Aside from the physiological effects, the New York Center for Arts Education also lists other benefits of exposing children to art:
Your kid learns to think creatively, with an open mind.
Your kid learns to observe and describe, analyze and interpret.
Your kid learns to express feelings, with or without words.
Your kid discovers that there is more than one right answer, multiple points of view.
Arts introduce children to cultures from around the world.
Your kid can blossom and excel in the arts. Even with physical, emotional or learning challenges, can experience success in the arts.
Arts build confidence. Because there is not just one right way to make art, every child can feel pride in his or her original artistic creations.
Researchers suggest that children exposed to arts and crafts are able to think “out of the box” since a lot of working with the hands involves figuring out how to solve problems creatively.
Pinot's Palette recognizes the importance of art as part of a kid's development, and we have summer camps to feed their need for creativity.
Check them out here: https://www....s/events/june
Sign up for 1 day, 2 days, or all 5 the first week in June or the second week in July. Of course, we continue to offer Family Friendly classes each month too!
Click the links below for more information on Kids and Art!