Research confirms that the arts prepare students for school, life, and work. Summer is a blank canvas for creativity and self-expression through music, literature, dance, theater, visual arts, and so much more. Spark the imagination and a muse that delights the spirit of child.
Kids love art projects of every kind but they rarely have enough time during the school year to express themselves through dance, song, drawing, photography, videos, and creative thinking. Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once (s)he grows up.” Let the summer months be the time when your children discover that they have the amazing ability to create through art. Join us for Masterpiece Day on Wednesday, July 10!
Tips and Resources
It’s Smart to Use the Arts:
Tips for Fun and Creative Summer Learning
PBS Teachers Lounge | WGBH Education (Blog/Article)
Did you know having fun with the arts during the summer also helps prevent the loss of academic knowledge? Here are six ways you can focus on the arts to prevent the summer slide.
8 Resources for Parents to
Promote Summer Learning
Need tips in avoiding the summer slide? Parents can explore these eight, free online resources so that summer is a time of learning and growth (as well as relaxation!).
Tips for Avoiding Summer Learning Loss
Music & Arts (Blog/Article)
Summer learning loss can affect a student’s music skills. After all, knowing how to read music and play an instrument is a skill that takes plenty of time and practice. Fortunately, Summer Brain Drain in math, science, reading and music can be prevented.
Visual Arts Matter
Education Commission of the States (Policy Report)
This resource explores how visual arts support students’ academic success both within and outside of school settings by cultivating learning skills, boosting academic achievement and enhancing the educational experience of traditionally underserved students.
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#SummerLearningWeek is July 8-13. While many studies track learning loss for reading and math, @summerlearning loss can affect a student’s music skills, too. Masterpiece Day is July 10! #KeepKidsLearning bit.ly/SummerLearningWeek
According to @aep_arts, arts prepare students for school, life, and work. Summer is a blank canvas for creativity and self-expression through music, literature, dance, theater, visual arts, and so much more. #SummerLearningWeek bit.ly/SummerLearningWeek @summerlearning
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#SummerLearningWeek is July 8-13 and the @National Summer Learning Association has designated Wednesday, July 10 as Masterpiece Day to celebrate arts during the summer! #KeepKidsLearning this summer and let your children discover that they have the amazing ability to create through art. Learn more: bit.ly/SummerLearningWeek