10 SKILLS CHILDREN LEARN FROM THE ARTS THAT HELP THEM SUCCEED IN LIFE
Growing up in today’s world presents challenges that didn’t exist 20 years ago, so how are parents going to equip their children with the tools to overcome road blocks and launch them on a path to success? An education that includes the arts is essential to a child’s success in developing a fulfilling life. Skills developed through participation in the arts are increasingly important in the workplace and therefore, key to a successful career.
Now more than ever, employers are looking for creative thinkers who can move their business forward, not just academic achievers who know how to maintain the status quo. Being able to think on your feet, approach tasks from different perspectives and think ‘outside of the box’ will distinguish your child from others. In an arts program, your child will be asked to recite a monologue in 6 different ways, create a painting that represents a memory, or compose a new rhythm to enhance a piece of music. If children have practice thinking creatively, it will come naturally to them now and in their future career.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW?
• They initiate new ideas
• They express ideas in unique ways and from diverse perspectives
• They seek to make their piece or performance different from others
• They use something in a new way or for a different purpose