A Look at the Many Benefits of the Arts for Children

by | Jan 9, 2019 | Blog, Home Page


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There is a reason why we are so passionate about providing high-quality drama programs for children, and it is directly related to the number of benefits it can have for them!

These benefits are obtained in the classroom, but can be more far reaching as well, helping set children up with the skills and tools they need to succeed academically as well as throughout their adult lives and professional careers.

What Are The Benefits?

The benefits of participation in the arts can be seen in a child’s academic life and personal life. Being able to promote creativity has a long-lasting impact on children.  Creativity can help them think outside the box and come up with innovative and often insightful solutions to problems they may face. Yes, creativity plays quite a large role in helping a child develop key problem-solving abilities.

Instead of being consumed by the unknowns of the situation, children’s creativity can help them become more adaptable and comfortable with those uncertainties—each situation becomes a new way to think outside the box and try out new ideas.

Participation in the arts can also help children developmentally through things such as:

  • Motor skills
  • Language development
  • Decision-making
  • Visual learning
  • Inventiveness
  • Cultural awareness

All of these skills play a vital role in helping children not only develop their personalities, but also have a better understanding of how the world works, as well as what they can do to leave their mark on it.

How It Relates to Success

According to a National Educational Longitudinal Survey, there is a “significant connection” between a child’s involvement in arts learning and his or her general academic success.  It was also found that involvement with the arts not only led to academic success, but also pro-social outcomes, such as volunteerism, involvement in the community and civic participation.

Regarding academic success, a report from Americans for the Arts has found that young people who participate regularly in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, participate in a math and science fair, or win an award for writing an essay or poem.

Drama Kids International has created a curriculum that is centered around using drama and the arts to help with a child’s personal growth. Interested in learning about what our programming can offer your child? Contact us to learn more!

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