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why art is so important?

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Art teaches children to be creative and innovative. 
It helps them understand other subjects much more clearly from math and science, to language and geography. There is a correlation between art and other achievements.

According to Americans for the Arts, children who receive regular art and music exposure are four times more likely to be recognized for academic excellence, to participate in a math, science fair or essay contest.  A great deal of studies and research papers have been written all over the world demonstrating the link between receiving regular art education and higher academic test scores and grades.

The earliest the children are exposed to art the greater the benefits. By holding paintbrushes and learning how to control paint, ink, crayons, scissors, and other art tools, children strengthen eye-hand motor coordination, obtain fine muscle control  and  gain the skills necessary for later writing activities as well as a feeling of control over themselves and their world.

 Children need art to become flexible creative thinkers.

Children find art to be a safe venue to express their dreams and ideas.  Art is essential in communicating thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways.  According to the National Art Education Association (NAEA), innovation and originality help children learn to form mental images to solve problems.  This is helpful for all occupations and professions.  Art really does help children develop valuable life and career skills that carry over into their education and throughout their lives.

Children need art to become flexible creative thinkers . Art offers a tremendous help in the development of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation . Art projects also engage higher-level thinking, which promotes an increase in problem-solving skills.  Art projects force children to create action plans, (knowingly or unknowingly), to allocate their time, materials and individual skills to create and finalize their art masterpiece.

Art does not have to be complex or difficult.  Kids love to use a variety of materials and supplies to create their projects.  These projects are an expression of their creativity and individuality. These masterpieces serve as lasting memories which bring value to a child's life and learning experience.