This article originally published on: Want to improve your kids’ writing? Let them draw By Misty Adoniou, University of Canberra We might see drawing as a bit of fun, but the contribution to learning is more than we might think Shutterstock We love our kids’ first drawings. They draw before they write, so their drawings seem somehow miraculous in those early years – their first communication that is permanent and there for all to see. Preschool is all about drawing and painting. Large canvasses of abstract finger paintings give way to recognisable broad stroke figures, houses, and sunny skies.
The Americans for the Arts is a great organization to follow and support. I couldn’t help but use the ad you see above to support them on my site. You can follow their blog here. The excerpt below from their website describes their mission: We work hard to realize a vision for the arts and arts education. That vision is informed by our belief in the following core values: The arts are fundamental to humanity and have the power to transform lives. Arts education develops well-rounded children and citizens. Artistic expression connects people from around the globe. The arts,
When I created this website, I wrote this slogan for myself: “What our children create today shapes our future for tomorrow”. This article I ran across today describes exactly that. It’s so important that our children create: drawing & painting, writing, music, any creative process that is of interest to them. What they create does not matter, just that they CREATE period. I couldn’t have said it better myself. Here is the introduction to the article… Education minus art? Such an equation equals schooling that fails to value ingenuity and innovation. The word art, derived from an ancient Indo-European root