Why Kids Need Art

I really don’t know much about art, but I’m learning. One thing I know for sure is that art is important, for kids and adults alike. Today I’m chatting with author Meri Cherry about art + kids. The tagline on her book “Creative Activities and Projects that Inspire Confidence, Creativity, and Connection” got me thinking. Giving our children opportunities for art isn’t just about encouraging a future career as an artist. Instead, art instills foundational elements such as confidence, creativity, and connection that will last a lifetime. Meri is an advocate for process art, which is the type of art that is focused on making/doing rather than the final product. As Meri says, “the focus is on process over product”. Art truly is for everyone, even the kids who seem uninterested or hard to engage–and we are exploring that more today. Show Notes/Links: The Mental Unload starts November 7th Meri’s Website Meri on Instagram Meri’s Book: Play Make Create Play, A Process-Art Handbook: With Over 40 Art Invitations for Kids The post Why Kids Need Art appeared first on Simple Families.

by Simple Families with Denaye Barahona Ph.D.