Children who take part in arts and cultural activities in their early years are ahead in reading and Maths at age nine.
‘Learning through culture and the arts leads to creative thinking, confidence and problem-solving – all skills which are prized by employers and which young people need. If we fail to offer our young people the opportunity to participate in the arts and culture, then we fail to support them in becoming the leading thinkers, innovators, creative business and community leaders of the future.’ say researchers.
Examine research evidence at https://www.culturallearningalliance.org.uk/images/uploads/ImagineNation_2_the_value_of_cultural_learning.pdf
Cultural learning takes place in our communities and informally in the wider world, as parents we should encourage and help create opportunities for children and young people.