Every step involves making a decision: what color to use, how to make a line, what size to make something. Through art, children create something that, until that point, was only imagined.With every choice the object becomes more and more their own. Thus, they create visual manifestations of abstract ideas.
Art is a means of communicating ideas, feelings, and solutions in a way other than verbally or written In a ten-year national study by Shirley Brice Heath of Stanford University, it was discovered that young people who are involved in highly effective non-school arts-based community programs in under-resourced communities, in comparison with a national sample of students were: It is typical that those who fund school programs have seen the visual and performing arts as frills — programs that can be added only when there is enough money for them, as well as the first to be cut if there is a budget crisis.
Families can create a harmonious balance in their children’s lives when they make provisions for the arts.
Heath has studied the role of the performing and literary arts in the lives of youth, and directed a prize-winning documetary, Art Show, on this topic.
She does fieldwork in under-resourced communities of the United States and Great Britain and in townships of South Africa.
All cosy and ready for bed is the perfect time to read to your children.