Celebrate Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month is a month of promoting art and art education in the United States. It is observed in March, with thousands of American schools participating, often with the involvement of local art museums, civic organizations, and performing art programs.

In recent years, school curricula in the United States have shifted heavily toward Common Core subjects of reading and math, but what about the arts? Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up.

Some of the developmental benefits of art include:

 Help to promote the arts in your children by:

 Enjoy “Youth Art Month” and compliment a young artist you know!

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Monthly Messages are brought to you by the Tompkins County Youth Services Department, a proud partner of The Community Coalition for Healthy Youth.

If you have further questions or comments about this message or would like information on how to become involved with the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth, please email ahendrix@tompkins-co.org

Thank you in advance for sharing this monthly message with all of your networks.

For more information on-line, go to Links – Tips for Families, Parents and Youth Workers