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.