Discussing, creating, and participating in art activities:

  • uses the right brain
  • engages all the senses and involves a variety of modalities including the kinesthetic, auditory, and visual
  • exercises cognitive skills such as reasoning ability, problem solving skills, creativity and inventiveness
  • supports motor, language, and social-emotional development
  • strengthens tactile perception (interpretation of information sent to the brain from the fingertips)
  • teaches children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships, instead of just following rules
  • shows children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer
  • celebrates multiple perspectives.
  • offers an outlet for expression beyond language