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Arts

Toddler cutting paperThe Importance of Art in Child Development
Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learn more about the developmental benefits of art.

Boy with colored pencilsEncouraging Self-Expression Through Art
Some of the best ways to foster creativity require only the simplest materials—not fancy craft kids from the store. Uncover some do’s and don’ts to help inspire kids to think innovatively.

Mother and kids doing art outsideConnecting with Kids Through Art
Bond over creative experiences and form meaningful memories by exploring simple ways to connect with your children through art.


Teacher and students at a clay studioHow the Arts Can Help Struggling Learners
Knowing how to help a child who struggles to learn is one of the greatest parenting challenges. Facilitate your child’s academic success by incorporating these art-themed strategies.

A girl paintingTurn to the Arts to Boost Self-Esteem
Arts-related activities are more important than simple time-fillers—they’ve been proven to boost a child’s self-image. Discover how the arts can help your child develop a better sense of self.

Kids in a ballet classEncouraging Your Child’s Exploration of the Arts
What should you do when your child has expressed interest in dance or theatre? Before you overspend consider these tips for encouraging your child’s exploration of the arts.

Mom watches daughter paintGiving Feedback: Seven Ways to Respond to Your Child’s Creative Work
Learn what to do and what not to say when engaging your kids about their creative work.


Mom and sons fingerpaintingEarly Art: What it Means and How to Encourage It
Find ways to encourage art appreciation in your young child, and make the most out of those crucial learning years.


Two girls paintingThe Arts and Creative Problem Solving
Engagement in the arts is one of the best ways to develop and exercise children’s problem-solving skills. Help your children manage conflict, from the playground to the workplace, with these simple tips.



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