“We know that
"art," understood as spontaneous creative play, is what young
children naturally do—singing, dancing, drawing, and role-playing. We also know
that the arts engage all the senses and involve a variety of modalities
including the kinaesthetic, auditory, and visual. When caregivers engage and
encourage children in arts activities on a regular basis from early in life,
they are laying the foundation for—and even helping wire children's brains
for—successful learning” (Goldhawk, 1998).