Did you know that arts activities can improve children’s school skills and “smarts”? Activities like singing, playing instruments, dancing, and drawing can help children be better at math, science, and literacy.
Look at toddlers banging pans, wiggling their bodies to the music, and scribbling on the floor. They are exploring their world and making their mark on it. But how does this early exploration turn into artistic skill?
Even though getting your kids into art can be invaluable to their development, it doesn’t have to be expensive for you! Here are some simple, low-cost ways to make art a part of your family’s everyday life.
When we help kids see the overlap between art and math, we not only strengthen their skills in each, we expand their vision of what it means to be an artist and a mathematician. Math can be creative! Art can be analytical! Both can inspire our imagination.