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Advantages of Art

Cognitive Skills

Art classes can raise student's scores on standardized tests.

Art also teaches spatial reasoning skills, which play a critical 

role in math and on IQ tests, so students who master art 

could see a boost in math performance and IQ score

 

Analytical Skills

Fine arts and performing arts classes teach students to 

tackle a problem using a variety of approaches.

This teaches analytical and critical thinking skills.

These skills are important in a wide variety of subjects, 

from science to writing.

Americans for the Arts -- an organizations that advocates 

for art exposure and education -- sums up a wide variety 

of studies indicating that art can boost critical thinking skills and 

these skills can help children develop novel approaches to problems.

 

Emotional Outlet

Art provides children with an outlet for their emotions.

Art classes help kids develop strong social skills and 

a healthy outlet for emotions.

Art can be particularly helpful for children who struggle 

with difficult emotions or family problems and

those who have a hard time talking about their feelings.

Art also helps children adopt different perspectives, 

which can play a role in developing social and emotional skills.

 

Different Learning Styles

Children each have their own learning styles; while one 

child might thrive in a lecture setting,another might spend 

his time doodling in class.

Art classes give children another approach to learning 

that may activate the imaginations and ignite the interests 

of children who struggle in other classes.

Neurologists Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt emphasize 

in their book, "Welcome to Your Child's Brain", that struggling 

children may benefit from arts education and that art classes 

can help children develop impulse control, resulting in better

behavior in other classes and higher academic achievement.

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