CREATIVITY! (it's important...)
The ability to look at things and link them together in new ways to form new things and new ideas and come up with solutions no one else ever thought of, that is creativity. And that is something everyone needs to have - not just the artists of the world.
Even though you don't have to be an artist to be creative, one of the best ways for children to build creativity skills, is by making art, by becoming a young artist. Playing with art materials at a young age engages children in the process of creation and problem solving. It teaches them to take risks, use their imagination, be flexible and spontaneous. The list of benefits that some time engaging with the arts can give a child is almost endless.
Make art with your kids if you can -- if you can't, I will be leading some classes that you will find listed here and there are always plenty around the Twin Cities for kids. I will be adding more here about kids and creativity as time goes!
You can call 612-388-5308 to register for the classes below.