To learn more about the research mentioned in this video, read The Science of Drawing and Memory. Art activities are also a way to inspire creativity and have fun. For ideas and guidance on child-directed, open-ended art activities, visit TinkerLab. (Or ask to borrow the book from the Decoda Library.)
What happens to our brains ‘on art’? New research is beginning to reveal the benefits. You might be surprised at some of the findings. For links to the research underlying this video, read New Studies Link the Arts to Crucial Cognitive Skills.
How does drawing help you learn? For more on the research behind this video, read The Science of Drawing and Memory.