Why is Art important for you and your child?

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The arts encourage self-directed learning, helping to develop the capacity to strive for greater success.
Each art form brings special ways of perceiving the world and mentally organizing and retrieving information, utilizing critical thinking and problem solving skills.
The arts are essential to an understanding of personal, local, national and global cultures, past and present.

The arts help to provide experiences for students to continue to become lifelong learners after they reach adulthood, creating awareness that learning is a never-ending process.   
The arts also encompass all areas of study (math, science, social science, technology, language arts, etc) which allows for expansion on previous knowledge.