I found an interesting article about the benefits of your child learning are. Here are 11 reason your child should learn art. There is a link below to read the full article. Here is part of it.
Students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for
academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school
Arts and music education programs are mandatory in countries that
rank consistently among the highest for math and science test scores,
like Japan, Hungary, and the Netherlands.
The No Child Left Behind Act clearly mandates The Arts (music, art, foreign language, etc.) as a core academic subject.
One study group showed that third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade
students who were taught a foreign language every day in school
outperformed the students who were not exposed to a foreign language on
their Basic Skills Test.
While nearly all schools in America are required to offer coursework
in languages, the amount of instruction provided for those subjects
does not come close to that of math, science, and english courses.
Federal funding for the arts and humanities rolls in around $250
million a year, while the National Science Foundation is funded around
the $5 billion mark.
Researchers find that sustained learning in music and theatre
correlates strongly with higher achievement in both math and reading.
In a study of a high-poverty schools in Chicago, the schools that
were participating in the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE)
made huge strides in closing the gap between high- and low-income
students’ academic achievement.
Multiple studies have concluded that curricular and extracurricular
art studies and activities help keep high-risk dropout students stay in
New brain research shows that not only does music improve skills in
math and reading, but it promotes creativity, social development,
personality adjustment, and self-worth.
Research suggests that studying a second language is essential to
the learning process, creative inquiry, and critical thinking. Foreign
language studies have proven to increase problem-solving skills and
overall cognitive development