Why are the Arts important for kids? Because they actually teach skills to kids that we often take for granted.

Consider the following:

Problem solving: Art and creativity teach this vital soft skill, key for collaborating with others as an adult. 

Gross motor skills: Working with paint brushes and scissors, markers and their hands, kids develop gross motor skills which will serve them as they grow.

Build confidence: anything goes with art. There is no right or wrong way to explore. This sort of risk-free exploration really builds up kids self esteem. 

Check out the Skills for Life segment with our host, Becca, that covers the beauty and importance of the arts for kids.