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 Math and science are very important but 
not more so than the arts! When  information 
is processed in some active, musical or
 artistic way-graphs, posters, drawings, 
creating maps, songs, plays, and so forth,
 the knowledge becomes permanent instead 
of short term memory data for testing. And it
 strengthens the creative part of the brain. 
Processing means The Arts! 

Art is most successfully taught when it is
 combined with all other subjects. The work,
 whether it is the field of geography, biography,
 history, math, or language takes the form of 
project where the head and hand work 
together toward a creative, artistic expression.

In order to learn in this way the child needs 
the tools and uninterrupted time. The adult 
supplies art materials, exposure to good music,
  long blocks of time, and respect for the child's 
expression of emotions, thoughts, and ideas. 
Children create two and three- dimensional art, 
weaving, and a beautiful environment full of 
poetry, theater, song, the sounds of instruments.

Not only are famous artists and musicians 
studied, but ordinary people who brings arts
 into their everyday lives. A child might interview
 parents, teachers, grandparents, to see  what 
art forms they pursue as hobbies, what they 
did as children, and what are their dreams. 

When elementary-aged children reach 
adolescence they enter one of the most 
creative period of life, and will create 
based on those talents they have begun 
to develop in early years. For them, and 
for adults who have had this experience, 
living without the arts would seem like 
living in black and white instead in color.

This period of life, between the age 
of six and twelve, is the time to explore 
and to develop a facility in as many
 art and music forms as possible.

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