&#10&#83&#116&#114&#111&#107&#101&#115 of &#98&#114&#117&#115&#104&#101&#115 lying scattered, &#112&#101&#116&#114&#105 dishes &#102&#105&#108&#108&#101&#100 with unused colors and &#108&#105&#116&#116&#108&#101 smudges of &#99&#111&#108&#111&#114 decorating, [or is it spoiling ?&#93 &#121&#111&#117&#114 walls. &#87&#101&#108&#108, if you &#104&#97&#118&#101 &#97 small &#98&#117&#100&#100&#105&#110&#103 artist, &#116&#104&#101&#110 &#116&#104&#101 &#97&#98&#111&#118&#101&#45&#109&#101&#110&#116&#105&#111&#110&#101&#100 scenario might &#110&#111&#116 be a &#110&#101&#119 one &#102&#111&#114 you.

Children love to create artwork. Though, at times &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 &#119&#111&#114&#107 &#109&#105&#103&#104&#116 &#110&#111&#116 &#109&#97&#107&#101 much sense &#116&#111 &#97&#100&#117&#108&#116&#115, the fact remains that children find &#97&#114&#116 &#97&#110 amusing &#108&#105&#116&#116&#108&#101 hobby. &#66&#117&#116 &#119&#104&#121 are children attracted to art. &#87&#104&#97&#116 &#101&#102&#102&#101&#99&#116 does &#105&#116 &#104&#97&#118&#101 in their life?

For &#109&#97&#110&#121 &#121&#111&#117&#110&#103 &#109&#105&#110&#100&#115, art &#114&#101&#109&#97&#105&#110&#115 a medium to express &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 &#100&#101&#101&#112 &#98&#117&#114&#105&#101&#100 feelings. &#77&#97&#110&#121 children use art to articulate their &#115&#117&#98&#45&#99&#111&#110&#115&#99&#105&#111&#117&#115 &#116&#104&#111&#117&#103&#104&#116&#115. Not many &#97&#100&#117&#108&#116&#115 are interested &#105&#110 knowing &#119&#104&#97&#116 is going in young minds, hence, children use &#97&#114&#116 to let the world &#107&#110&#111&#119 about &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 &#102&#101&#101&#108&#105&#110&#103&#115.

&#13&#10&#65&#114&#116 also has a sedating effect on &#121&#111&#117&#110&#103 &#109&#105&#110&#100&#115. Take for instance war. &#84&#111&#100&#97&#121 the world is &#119&#105&#116&#110&#101&#115&#115&#105&#110&#103 &#115&#101&#99&#116&#97&#114&#105&#97&#110, racial and religious &#115&#116&#114&#105&#102&#101. Children are the most vulnerable victims of these wars. Many of them &#101&#120&#112&#101&#114&#105&#101&#110&#99&#101 horrors &#116&#104&#97&#116 cannot be put &#105&#110 words. Often, these horrors remain &#98&#117&#114&#105&#101&#100 &#105&#110&#115&#105&#100&#101, and continue &#116&#111 &#104&#97&#117&#110&#116 children in &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 adulthood &#97&#115 well. Art &#109&#97&#107&#101&#115 sure &#116&#104&#97&#116 these pent-up feelings find a &#119&#97&#121 &#116&#111 come out. A report that appeared in &#80&#66&#83, &#97 nonprofit media enterprise, states &#116&#104&#101 healing effects of &#97&#114&#116 on children in the war-torn region of Darfur. According to the report, when &#116&#104&#101 children &#119&#101&#114&#101 presented &#119&#105&#116&#104 crayons &#97&#110&#100 paper, they came up with drawings that &#115&#117&#109&#109&#101&#100 up the &#104&#111&#114&#114&#111&#114&#115 of the war. &#84&#104&#101 report &#97&#108&#115&#111 states how Dr. Annie Sparrow, &#111&#110&#101 of &#116&#104&#101 pediatric at the refugee camps , &#102&#101&#101&#108&#115 that the picture , &#104&#97&#115 &#97&#108&#108 &#116&#104&#101 &#105&#110&#116&#101&#103&#114&#105&#116&#121 of literally &#101&#120&#112&#114&#101&#115&#115&#105&#110&#103 &#119&#104&#97&#116 is inside their &#104&#101&#97&#100, &#116&#104&#97&#116 it’s &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 &#111&#119&#110 &#118&#105&#115&#117&#97&#108 vocabulary &#111&#102 war. She also states, For the children of Darfur, &#99&#114&#101&#97&#116&#105&#110&#103 the drawings has &#97 therapeutic effect. For &#116&#104&#101 rest of us, &#116&#104&#101 works offer a window &#105&#110&#116&#111 their troubled world.

John Toth in &#104&#105&#115 essay titled Traveling &#116&#104&#114&#111&#117&#103&#104 Arts offers more insights on this subject. According to him, art helps children to reconnect &#119&#105&#116&#104 their own experience he also states that these questions further learning by linking &#99&#111&#103&#110&#105&#116&#105&#111&#110 with &#97&#102&#102&#101&#99&#116, &#100&#114&#97&#119&#105&#110&#103 upon prior experience, &#118&#101&#114&#98&#97&#108, kinesthetic, auditory and other &#115&#101&#110&#115&#101 memories. Toth also makes a mention of &#104&#111&#119 &#97&#114&#116 helps children to voice their own &#111&#112&#105&#110&#105&#111&#110&#115 &#97&#110&#100 appreciation as well as developing the patience to listen &#116&#111 &#111&#116&#104&#101&#114&#115 perspective.

Art often &#104&#101&#108&#112&#115 children to &#114&#101&#103&#97&#105&#110 their &#101&#109&#111&#116&#105&#111&#110&#97&#108 balance. Artwork, &#111&#102&#116&#101&#110, helps &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#116&#111 paint a picture &#111&#102 &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 immediate surroundings. Art therapists believe this helps them to reconcile &#119&#105&#116&#104 their troubled &#112&#114&#101&#115&#101&#110&#116 &#97&#110&#100 &#97&#100&#100&#114&#101&#115&#115&#101&#115 their &#101&#109&#111&#116&#105&#111&#110&#97&#108 &#97&#110&#120&#105&#101&#116&#105&#101&#115. A report from earthtimes.org states &#104&#111&#119 &#76&#111&#115 Angeles &#115&#116&#117&#100&#101&#110&#116&#115 regained their &#101&#109&#111&#116&#105&#111&#110&#97&#108 &#98&#97&#108&#97&#110&#99&#101 after &#98&#101&#99&#111&#109&#105&#110&#103 traumatized by gang violence. &#84&#104&#101 rescuer was none other than art therapy. &#84&#104&#101 &#114&#101&#112&#111&#114&#116 states that by using &#97&#115 art therapy, &#83&#117&#122&#97&#110&#110&#101 Silverstein, &#97 registered art therapist, hopes to break the &#118&#105&#99&#105&#111&#117&#115 cycle of violence &#97&#110&#100 backlash. According to her, art &#112&#114&#111&#118&#105&#100&#101&#115 children with a healthier &#102&#111&#114&#109 &#111&#102 expressing &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 opinion and hence can &#112&#114&#101&#118&#101&#110&#116 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#102&#114&#111&#109 &#115&#116&#105&#110&#107&#105&#110&#103 back with violent acts, in &#99&#97&#115&#101, they &#97&#114&#101 &#116&#114&#97&#117&#109&#97&#116&#105&#122&#101&#100 by gang violence.

Studies have also shown &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#105&#110&#118&#111&#108&#118&#105&#110&#103 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#105&#110 &#97&#114&#116&#119&#111&#114&#107 helps them to increase attention &#115&#112&#97&#110. &#73&#116 is often observed that &#97&#98&#117&#115&#101&#100 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#104&#97&#118&#101 lower attention span. Art &#102&#111&#114&#99&#101&#115 them to &#99&#111&#110&#99&#101&#110&#116&#114&#97&#116&#101 &#97&#110&#100 this addresses &#116&#104&#101 issue of attention span.

Art can, thus, have a &#112&#111&#115&#105&#116&#105&#118&#101 &#101&#102&#102&#101&#99&#116 on children.

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