The arts offer children a vital way to express their ideas and feelings. As providers, we can encourage the arts by being intentional in how we present art materials and support children as they create. This Town Square research to practice resource outlines the benefits of the arts for young children and showcases ways to explore the arts.
Instinctively, we are all drawn to music, singing, playing an instrument, dancing, or humming a tune. Music can help us relax, focus and feel happier. Music isn’t only for adults; children are drawn to music, too, and there is tremendous benefit from it.
This research-to-practice resource created by Town Square showcases the benefits of music experiences for children and ways to incorporate music throughout the day in your program.
Las artes ofrecen a los niños una forma vital de expresar sus ideas y sentimientos. Como proveedores, podemos fomentar las artes siendo intencionales en la forma en que presentamos los materiales artísticos y apoyamos a los niños mientras crean. Este recurso de Town Square de la investigación a la práctica describe los beneficios de las artes para los niños pequeños y muestra formas de explorar las artes.
Town Square Research to Practice Statements offer information from theory and research with examples and suggestions for what it means in your work with children.
What are open ended materials? How can they be incorporated into your space to promote children’s development?