“Arts based centers are inviting, self-contained spaces where children engage in creativeactivities” (Isenberg and Jalongo, 2018, p. 331). Regardless of the challenges that children mayface they still need to express themselves. Another language for communication is made possiblethrough the visual arts. Children are able to express themselves, communicate their thoughts,feelings and emotions through the arts. When engaging in different activities which are related tothe arts helps bring out the creativity in a child. According to Roege, & Kim (2013), “Artseducation also helps foster creativity, and sustains the natural creativity of young children”. Arts
education allows students to dwell in a sense of wonder. Students learn to value creativity,imagination, and purposeful play.Also, art provides an avenue for the various intelligences. In the classroom the art can beincorporated with any subject. There are nine types of multiple intelligences and the art willsupport a teacher with teaching a concept where they can perform at their best, using their typeof intelligence. For example, a teacher may want to teach a concept on leaves. She can cater toall of the nine multiple intelligences. For example, the children of environmental intelligence cangather leaves for the class to compare; she can have the mathematical intelligence place them inorder from biggest to smallest or light to dark; visual/ spacial intelligence students can be given apuzzle of a leaf to put together or to draw a picture of a leaf and to draw pictures of leaves. Theverbal intelligence can listen or read books on leaves and share it with the class and otheractivities for the various other intelligences. Incorporating the art will help each child learn in a
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