Governments and schools prioritise the sciences. They want their students to do well in the STEM fields, to go on and become programmers and engineers. They do these things because these fields are easy to quantify. In maths, there is only right and wrong answers and very little room for interpretation. Even with the humanities degrees, there are facts you can use to back up your arguments. Art, however, is completely subjective, and incredibly important for the young mind to delve into.
Thankfully, it is so easy to get your kids interested in art. When they are, they can then learn how to express themselves better and can improve their problem-solving. Though not every child will later become an artist, everyone can enjoy it as a hobby, but first you need to get your kids interested:
Make the Arts Fun
One of the best ways to get your kids interested in the arts is to make it fun! Make crafts together, play make believe together, build forts together, and generally play with your kids. Engage with them and you will help develop both their minds and your relationship.
Help Them Develop Their Talents
Be supportive of their talents. Not only will this help them potentially pursue it later in life, but it is also key for their development. Tactile learners can thrive when they make and create with their hands, and other creative pursuits like playing an instrument can be critical to healthy childhood development.
How to Enjoy Family Day Outs Together
Go out with the whole family to a cultural event, and you will help show your kids what the arts are all about and have fun at the same time:
Go to a Museum Together
Art museums and history museums alike can stimulate creativity and help your child learn more about history and how the world works. In London and many other museums around the UK, they are also free to go to, making them the ideal rainy-day excursion.
Go to a Festival Together
Festivals are so much fun and are very popular in the UK’s biggest cities. In London, for example, you have a variety to choose from throughout the year. Light’s festivals and food festivals, parades and winter wonderlands. Each one is sure to excite everyone’s creativity and give you a fun event to go to.
Go to a Play or Musical Together
Musicals are so much fun to go together as a family. Kids respond immediately to songs and will have fun throughout the whole performance (as opposed to plays). The best part is that there are shows for kids all around the world, so whether you go to your local theatre or to kids theatre London shows you can have a great time as a family.
The arts are important for development, and can play a critical role in helping a person (no matter their age) stay fulfilled and happy throughout their life. Teach them to love the arts from a young age, help them develop their talents, and they will grow up to be great, well-rounded people.