School is about to start. Has your local school cut back on arts education? Focus on math? Then the child should study music. Focus on writing and reading? Theater, dance and the visual arts will aid immensely.
The arts enrich the child’s ability to learn, not just the scope of learning. Don’t neglect it. To the limit of your financial ability, let your child try out music, dance and theater, creative writing and a variety of visual arts along with sports and fun family activities ‘ If your finances are limited look for ways to swap lessons, find public programs that will at least let your child experience the arts, take him or her to museums, plays, and dance. Enjoy the arts as a family.