We can come up with an infinite number of reasons, you may want to contribute some of your own.
A child who discovers art learns…
1. they never have to be bored
2. what is valued
3. to put away supplies
4. to collaborate with others
5. how to plan
6. to become self reliant
7. to work out problems
8. that small changes can make a big difference
9. a language that doesn’t involve talking
10. the many ways something can be interpreted
If your child is not really sure about their own skills, allow them to spend some time with a professional. There are many art camps and workshops going on during the summer that can provide children with the skills they need to grow up feeling that they can accomplish anything they want to with a good attitude, persistence and the training to get them there.
It all starts with art and the sooner the better. When a child learns to classify and organize their environment this is where a scientist comes from. When children grow up with art their imaginations learn to express something that doesn’t even exist, this is where technology come from. When children are exposed to art they learn to figure out height, width and volume, which is critical when becoming an engineer. Patterns in art teach children to connect one point to another while creating precise beautiful images this gives them a base in mathematics.
This is how STEM turns into STEAM. What have you noticed when your child produces art? Does it give them a sense of accomplishment? Can you see the direction they are taking? Take a moment and share your views with us.