Art and Creativity

Art is important for children especially during their early development. Research shows that art activities develop brain capacity in early childhood; in other words, art is good brain food! Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and develops cognitive, social-emotional and multi-sensory skills. As children progress into elementary school and beyond, art continues to provide opportunities for brain development, mastery, self esteem and creativity.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Share the Light

Share the glow of the holidays with children across cultures and generations. This beautiful sharing of light photo shows a young girl from California teaching a Honduran child how to experience the warmth of a Chanukah menorah on her small hands. The young child was fascinated, and will undoubtedly remember the experience for many years.

As we strive in today's diverse culture to teach tolerance and multi-cultural understanding, there's no better time than the holidays to share the beauty of all our world cultures and rituals. Take time to share the light, sing songs and be merry.

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