A recent report by several independent researchers concludes that
Participating in the arts fosters social, personal and
Cognitive habilyties. Arts-based programs can improve academic achievement
and decrease the tendency to crime. Helps to form youth
positive attitudes about themselves and build self-esteem.
Art programs involve communication, interpretation, and understanding of
complex symbols, such as mathematics and languages. This way it encourages
higher order analytical skills and evaluation and synthesis skills.
Many of the programs have the child regularly use multiple skills, so
making it dynamic and versatile.
The development of imagination, judgment and philosophy are marginal benefits of
an activity based on the arts. Unlike the short 45 minute duration of the
art classes at school, extra time allowed in after-school activities
allows the child to be more involved. This results in a
opportunities for the development of latent capacities in the child. In
In turn, the child learns to set high standards of performance. He
understand what sustained focus is and learn that regular practice is
the path to excellence.
In the shy or withdrawn child, drama, public speaking, or drama lessons may be
an outlet for repressed emotions. How drama involves getting under your skin
from another person, the child learns to verbalize emotions and express
thoughts. These reasons explain the popularity of the arts