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How Art Benefits Youth Development


Last updated 9/25/2019 at 4:42pm

Art is often mistakenly seen as a strictly fun component of children's education. But the effects of art on young brains is considerable, helping young people develop in ways that may surprise many men and women.

Art enriches lives and can be used to connect people from all walks of life. Among the many additional benefits of art is its effects on young people and the development of their brains. The American Association of School Administrators notes that neuroscience research has shown that the effects of the arts on a young brain's cognitive, social and emotional development can be profound.

•Art helps to wire the brain. The AASA notes that especially young children spend much of their time playing, and that play often includes forms of art such as singing, drawing and dancing. These artistic...

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