Wednesday, September 14, 2016

10 Reasons Why Arts in Education is So Important for Kids

By Lauren Martin

Where have the arts in education gone? Over the past several years we’ve all seen the trend of schools cutting the arts from their curriculum. Music, art, theater—gone for so many. There’s no doubt that the arts are fun for kids. Diving into those finger paints and making a beautiful picture to hang on the fridge is awesome. Acting in a play is exhilarating. But the arts also help kids develop on many fundamental levels. Is your student looking to become more involved in the arts? Not only do K12 online public schools offer their students art and music courses, K12 has individual art classes for purchase. For more information on K12 and our programs that encourage student involvement in the arts, you can contact our enrollment team at (877) 895-1754 or elect to receive a free info kit.[link]

Here are the top 10 ways that the arts help kids learn and grow:
  1. Creativity
  2. Improved Academic Performance
  3. Motor Skills
  4. Confidence
  5. Visual Learning
  6. Decision Making
  7. Perseverance
  8. Focus
  9. Collaboration
  10. Accountability