Teaching children about art is a good idea—here’s why: It’s been proven that early exposure to visual art, music, or drama promotes activity in the brain.
Art helps children understand other subjects much more clearly—from math and science, to language arts and geography. Its the connector in the brain that allows children to relate to each subject and ‘draw’ parallels from other places.
Art nurtures inventiveness and creativity. It engages children in a process that helps them in the development of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation.
Participating in art related activities helps children to gain the tools necessary for understanding human experience, adapting to and respecting others’ ways of working and thinking, developing creative problem-solving skills, and communicating thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways.
Remember, teaching children about art is not just about showing them how to recognize a van Gogh or Picasso, it’s about preparing young minds for a future of invaluable experiences—art related or otherwise.