In our last post we directed you to The Center for Arts Education. If you haven’t already, take a minute to look around this site—there is some really great information here. One article that caught my eye was this exciting program called Parents as Arts Partners:
“The Center for Arts Education’s Parents As Arts Partners (PAAP) program fosters the creation of innovative programs for New York City public schools working in partnership with nationally renowned as well as locally focused cultural organizations to engage parents and families in hands-on interactive arts education activities. Through these unique family arts programs, parents have the chance to become artists in a range of mediums—from mural painting to songwriting to dancing—and learn how the arts connect to and enhance their child’s overall education. Since the program’s inception, in 1998, there have been more than 1,200 PAAP programs in more than 500 schools, totaling more than $4 million in grants.” Read more
This sounds like so much fun for both parents and children! Plus, doing art projects at home or with their family is a great way of continuing the learning process for kids even after the school day is over!