Monday, November 3, 2008

Benefits of Arts for Kids

Art is also a great form of stress buster. It relaxes kids and kind of fun for them after completing their homework. In fact, these days most schools compulsorily include arts as an extra curricular activity. A child’s artistic abilities and his drawings help in other things as well. Psychologists support drawings of child because it helps them in drawing inferences from the child's art and psychoanalyze them. Another benefit of drawing and painting is, it’s a kind of let out for the kids.

Indulgence in art is extremely useful in developing child's creativity, imagination, cognitive skills, problem-solving abilities, fine motor skills, and many other qualities. A study by Americans for the Arts show, children who regularly participate in a comprehensive art programme are four times more likely to be elected to class office. They are also four times more likely to win an award for writing and four times more likely to be in a math or science fair.

A kid’s involvement in sculpting develops his skills in regard to three dimensional problems. It also helps in building self esteem as children feel proud of their achievements in the works of art created by them. Other benefits are improved problem solving skills and heightened sensory awareness as well as their manual deftness.

Parents on their part must encourage their kids and appreciate their achievements. They should also provide children with art books specifically designed for kids. Kids with artistic inclinations should also be enrolled in art activities like summer classes and various art courses.

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