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About the SmartstARTS Blog

Our blogs feature articles by educators, parents and artists who can contribute ideas to the development of the use of The Arts in early education. We hope you'll jump into the conversation by sumitting your posts. We also link to resources, news, and ideas from around the Web.

 

Welcome to SmartstARTS!

Welcome to the first season of our SmartstARTS Program. We are very excited to offer you this innovative approach to teaching academic skills through the use of the Creative Arts. The goal of the SmartstARTS Program is to educate your child as well as develop their creativity and desire to invent. The Arts, humanity’s oldest [...]

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The Arts in a Child’s Life

Children start life with the potential to absorb information and learn skills of many different kinds: they can learn how to dance, talk, think, build things, play music, act (pretend) and much more. In school, however, the emphasis is on ‘academics’, the three ‘R’s”. But we forget that children are multi-faceted in their ability and [...]

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Milly The Wug

Milly the wug was very ordinary looking. She wasn’t one of those fancy wugs, with curly cues int their hair and stiff collars to hold up their wavy necks. No, Milly was unpretentious. True, she had a tendency towards being snappy sometimes. Especially when her father came into her room without knocking. Her parents often [...]

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The Power of Language

I teach French and Spanish to very little people. They are so young in fact that they barely understand the concept of another language. But that’s ok. We all like the way French sounds, me and my students, and that is a good start. I try to teach my young brood that French has two [...]

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The Arts Give Meaning To Learning

Children start life with the potential to absorb information and learn skills of many different kinds: they can learn how to dance, talk, think, build things, play music, act (pretend) and much more. In school, however, the emphasis is on ‘academics’, the three ‘R’s”. But we forget that children are multi-faceted in their ability and [...]

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