Saturday, February 5, 2011

3 Skills Kid Need from Art Programs (and don't get from Screen Time)

Arts-based learning is known to promote skills crucial to success in the workplace
  • collaboration, 
  • creative problem-solving, and 
  • the ability to apply learning across different disciplines.
More on this here Learning, Arts and the Brain
Findings and Challenges for Educators and Researchers from the 2009 

On a related note, media has a disturbing effect on kid's who take too much of it.  Kids who spend too much media time using miss out on some important skills like learning to focus and set priorities. Details here: 
Media Education in the Practice Setting: An Over view of Media and the Pediatrician's Role

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