Children naturally love art and studies have consistently showed that the arts contribute greatly to healthy brain development. They end up learning skills that will not only improve attention and cognitive development but also develop skills for healthy adult relationships and behaviors.
- Self Expression. Art helps children to explore non verbal communication by communicating ideas visually and intuitively. This is crucial in developing healthy adult relationships and as a way of exploring the world around us. Developing our own unique voice is crucial in contributing to an ever expanding diverse world.
- Imagination. As Albert Einstein so eloquently wrote “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world”. It’s through imagination that new ideas are formed and children can learn flexible perspectives.
- Developing Healthy Social Skills. Art Camps provide a way for children to make new friends and learn to develop lasting friendships. Building community with people is key in developing healthy adult relationships. Children have the opportunity to work in groups as well as alone in order to share ideas and learn to understand and share new perspectives.
- Self Confidence. Art allows children a way of expressing their ideas in a safe and creative environment. Children learn that there are no right or wrong answers. Multiple perspectives are embraced and understood allowing children a way of building self confidence through ideas and by being encouraged to share their own unique perspective of the world around them.
- Having Fun! Above all life should be filled with fun and laughter. Playing and exploring ideas in unique ways gives the children the freedom to express themselves in new ways. Children will discover that they can make a mess and hopefully make some new friends too.
Studies show that children who participate in the Arts regularly are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievements.