Thanksgiving Break Camp
20 reasons children need art:
- Art stimulates both sides of the brain.
- 33% of children are visual learners.
- There are studies that show that children, who make art, read better and get better grades in science and mathematics
- Children learn by using their senses and art is ideal in this process
- Children need a place to express themselves
- Art promotes self esteem
- Art encourages children to give more attention to the physical space that surround them
- Art develops hand and eye coordination
- Art stimulates perception
- Art teaches children to think openly. It represents a culture of questioners more than a culture of responders
- Art teaches that there is more than one solution for a problem
- Art teaches children to think creatively to solve problems
- Children can share and reflect on their work of art and learn something about the world they live in
- When art is integrated with the other subjects in the curriculum, children commit more to the learning process
- In the process of doing art, the child 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 in the United States of today
- Art nourishes the human soul. One feels good doing it
- Art brings the cultural resources of the community into the art class
- Art involves parents, inviting them to participate as volunteers in diverse activities
- Art provides a common ground across racial stereotypes, barriers and prejudices
- Art is valuable all by itself
Lisa found this posted on the wall at the Oakland Children’s Art Museum and copied it with permission.