Arts education helps children develop social skills and confidence from a young age, and children are never too young for such opportunities. Due to the rapid brain growth a developing child experiences, these enrichment programs are critical to a child’s development. In many classrooms, the arts are only an option. As research and experts demonstrate, great value is granted to children who participate in the arts alongside other learning activities.
The Benefits of Arts Education
Arts programs provide a number of wonderful developmental benefits. Crafts such as coloring, drawing, and cutting all require your child to use both of their hands to help build their fine motor skills as they continue to grow. These skills translate into similar areas of their lives, like eating, dressing, and academics.
According to Americans for the Arts, 93% of Americans believe that the arts are vital to providing a good, well-explored education. However, despite the benefits, a lot of students do not have the access they need to very important art education classes. In fact, young people that are engaging regularly with the arts are more likely to be recognized for academic achievements. The arts help people connect more deeply to the world around them and open them up to new ways of thinking and seeing this world. Art activities also reinforce a positive way for children to practice patience and better self-control. At Early Learning Children’s Academy, we believe that arts education adds value to students other than their increased academic performance. Almost 72% of business leaders say that the number one skill they look for in a possible employee is creativity.
What can you do?
Our teachers take steps to reap the benefits of the arts in nearly any subject. This helps encourage the classroom with a level of creativity that builds the students abilities and the way they think that exposes them to the arts. With arts in the classroom, teachers can experiment with different approaches that better connect them to students and put them on the fast-track for learning, passions, and interests.
While choosing a childcare program, be sure that enrichment components are part of the curriculum. These enrichment programs help provide a change of environment than what children normally experience at home. These programs help them build their own world and become explorers and discoverers in it while providing a rich environment to explore and learn in their own special way.