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Music and art are the foundation of any culture, so even if your son or daughter is destined to become the next greatest space explorer or a high-profile doctor responsible for finding the cure for cancer, fostering a love of art in your children can make a positive difference in their overall well-being for a long time. If you haven’t got a clue how to encourage your kids to love art and music, here are a few ways to get started.
Whether you’re traveling on vacation or exploring your own hometown, taking your kids to live events that have something to do with the arts can help inspire them to pursue art or music on their own. Many cities have a live music events at family-friendly locations such as city parks or farmers’ markets, and sometimes these events can be rather epic. Whether it’s a festival in which people donate pianos NYC visitors can play in the streets, or art galleries featuring local artists, get your kids out in the world to see what can be possible on both a professional and amateur level.
One of the best ways to encourage your kids to have a love for art is by purchasing art supplies or musical instruments. Many kids can learn on their own or through apps and social media platforms if they’re motivated and have the opportunity. If you don’t even own a paintbrush, how are your kids going to be exposed to acrylic or watercolor painting? Invest a little money now to give your kids the opportunities to explore and decide for themselves if those skills are for them.
Another great way to encourage a love of the arts is through professional instruction. Search for private piano teachers or art classes in your local area by going to a music or craft store and asking an employee. People who work at stores catering to certain interests typically know the best places for workshops or summer camps that can expose your children to the opportunities to learn how to appreciate these things.
When it comes to your children, you obviously want them to have the best start in life. The mental health boost they’ll get from having a creative outlet in music or art will reap benefits for a lifetime. Who knows? Your child might be destined to be the next Picasso or Beethoven. If you never encourage them to try, they’ll never know how much fun it could be.