Our world is an ever increasingly visual place. Encouraging kids to think about the visual world they live in and how those visuals are created develops not only creative thinking, but critical thinking skills.

Research suggests that students do better retaining information and applying new learning when they draw (instead of taking notes). Encouraging elementary aged children to use drawing and other art forms as part of their learning process will reinforce their understanding of new information and prepare them for a better learning experience as they grow.