Benefits of Studying the Arts
The importance of an arts education
The benefits of an arts education in the overall development of children has long been proven. Multiple longitudinal studies indicate that exposure to dance, music, art and drama based activities can help children develop lifelong skills they will apply to all aspects of their lives.
Below are a number of articles for you to view which demonstrate the scientific approach to the many benefits of studying the arts.
“The Arts in Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Benefits of Arts Participation;” 2015; National Endowment for the Arts.
“Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts;” January 22, 2013; Washington Post.
“New NEA Research Shows Potential Benefits of Arts Education for At-Risk Youths;” March 30, 2012; National Endowment for the Arts.