As the summer approaches, parents may be looking for ways to engage their children in healthy pursuits. Art is a great way to encourage children to develop their talents as well as to develop skills which will help them later on in life.
Stuides have shown that the innovators in society are often the most creative. Children who are exposed to a wide variety of arts are able to create new inventions and obtain patents for them. They are also able to solve problems more creatively. Children who develop artistic ability also develop strong critical thinking skills, and have a tolerance for other ethnic groups – all great qualities for a child to have!
Unfortunately, many of the public schools are eliminating art from the curriculum because of budget cuts, leaving parents to find other alternatives to exposing their children to enrichment xercises such as art. Inner city children can look to non-profit organizations which are trying to enrich children though their programs. Many of the programs in the larger cities are reaching out to more children. The Inner City Arts Program in Los Angeles, California ia one progam which offers many programs for children, such as Photography, Dance, Dramam, and Visual Arts.