Strokes &#111&#102 &#98&#114&#117&#115&#104&#101&#115 &#108&#121&#105&#110&#103 scattered, &#112&#101&#116&#114&#105 &#100&#105&#115&#104&#101&#115 filled with &#117&#110&#117&#115&#101&#100 colors and little &#115&#109&#117&#100&#103&#101&#115 of &#99&#111&#108&#111&#114 decorating, [or is it spoiling ?&#93 your &#119&#97&#108&#108&#115. &#87&#101&#108&#108, if &#121&#111&#117 have a &#115&#109&#97&#108&#108 budding &#97&#114&#116&#105&#115&#116, then the above-mentioned &#115&#99&#101&#110&#97&#114&#105&#111 might not be a new one for you.

Children love &#116&#111 create artwork. &#84&#104&#111&#117&#103&#104, at times &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 work might not make much sense to adults, the fact &#114&#101&#109&#97&#105&#110&#115 &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 find &#97&#114&#116 &#97&#110 amusing little hobby. But why are &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#97&#116&#116&#114&#97&#99&#116&#101&#100 &#116&#111 &#97&#114&#116. What effect does &#105&#116 have &#105&#110 their life?

For &#109&#97&#110&#121 young minds, art remains &#97 medium to &#101&#120&#112&#114&#101&#115&#115 &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 &#100&#101&#101&#112 buried &#102&#101&#101&#108&#105&#110&#103&#115. &#77&#97&#110&#121 children use art to articulate &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 sub-conscious &#116&#104&#111&#117&#103&#104&#116&#115. &#78&#111&#116 many adults are interested &#105&#110 &#107&#110&#111&#119&#105&#110&#103 &#119&#104&#97&#116 is &#103&#111&#105&#110&#103 &#105&#110 young minds, hence, children use art to let &#116&#104&#101 &#119&#111&#114&#108&#100 know about their feelings.

Art &#97&#108&#115&#111 &#104&#97&#115 a sedating &#101&#102&#102&#101&#99&#116 on young minds. Take for &#105&#110&#115&#116&#97&#110&#99&#101 war. Today the world is witnessing &#115&#101&#99&#116&#97&#114&#105&#97&#110, racial and religious &#115&#116&#114&#105&#102&#101. Children &#97&#114&#101 the most vulnerable victims of these wars. &#77&#97&#110&#121 of &#116&#104&#101&#109 experience &#104&#111&#114&#114&#111&#114&#115 that &#99&#97&#110&#110&#111&#116 be put in words. Often, &#116&#104&#101&#115&#101 &#104&#111&#114&#114&#111&#114&#115 remain buried inside, and &#99&#111&#110&#116&#105&#110&#117&#101 to haunt children in their adulthood &#97&#115 well. &#65&#114&#116 &#109&#97&#107&#101&#115 sure that &#116&#104&#101&#115&#101 pent-up feelings find a way &#116&#111 &#99&#111&#109&#101 out. A report that appeared in PBS, a nonprofit media &#101&#110&#116&#101&#114&#112&#114&#105&#115&#101, &#115&#116&#97&#116&#101&#115 the healing effects of art on children in &#116&#104&#101 &#119&#97&#114&#45&#116&#111&#114&#110 region of Darfur. According &#116&#111 &#116&#104&#101 &#114&#101&#112&#111&#114&#116, &#119&#104&#101&#110 the children were presented with crayons and &#112&#97&#112&#101&#114, they &#99&#97&#109&#101 up with &#100&#114&#97&#119&#105&#110&#103&#115 that summed up &#116&#104&#101 &#104&#111&#114&#114&#111&#114&#115 of the &#119&#97&#114. The report also &#115&#116&#97&#116&#101&#115 &#104&#111&#119 Dr. Annie Sparrow, one of the pediatric at &#116&#104&#101 refugee camps , feels that the picture , &#104&#97&#115 all the &#105&#110&#116&#101&#103&#114&#105&#116&#121 of literally expressing what is inside their head, &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#105&#116’&#115 &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 own visual vocabulary of &#119&#97&#114. She also states, &#70&#111&#114 &#116&#104&#101 children of Darfur, &#99&#114&#101&#97&#116&#105&#110&#103 the drawings &#104&#97&#115 a &#116&#104&#101&#114&#97&#112&#101&#117&#116&#105&#99 &#101&#102&#102&#101&#99&#116. For the rest &#111&#102 &#117&#115, the works offer a window into their troubled world.

John Toth in his essay titled &#84&#114&#97&#118&#101&#108&#105&#110&#103 through Arts offers more insights on &#116&#104&#105&#115 subject. &#65&#99&#99&#111&#114&#100&#105&#110&#103 to &#104&#105&#109, art &#104&#101&#108&#112&#115 children to &#114&#101&#99&#111&#110&#110&#101&#99&#116 with their own experience &#104&#101 also &#115&#116&#97&#116&#101&#115 that these questions further learning &#98&#121 linking cognition with affect, &#100&#114&#97&#119&#105&#110&#103 upon prior experience, verbal, kinesthetic, auditory &#97&#110&#100 other sense &#109&#101&#109&#111&#114&#105&#101&#115. Toth also makes &#97 &#109&#101&#110&#116&#105&#111&#110 &#111&#102 how art helps children to voice their &#111&#119&#110 opinions and appreciation as well &#97&#115 developing &#116&#104&#101 patience to listen to others perspective.

Art often helps children to regain &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 &#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 of their immediate &#115&#117&#114&#114&#111&#117&#110&#100&#105&#110&#103&#115. &#65&#114&#116 therapists &#98&#101&#108&#105&#101&#118&#101 this helps them to &#114&#101&#99&#111&#110&#99&#105&#108&#101 with &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 troubled &#112&#114&#101&#115&#101&#110&#116 &#97&#110&#100 addresses &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 emotional anxieties. &#65 report from earthtimes.org &#115&#116&#97&#116&#101&#115 how Los Angeles &#115&#116&#117&#100&#101&#110&#116&#115 regained their emotional &#98&#97&#108&#97&#110&#99&#101 after becoming traumatized by gang &#118&#105&#111&#108&#101&#110&#99&#101. The &#114&#101&#115&#99&#117&#101&#114 &#119&#97&#115 &#110&#111&#110&#101 other than &#97&#114&#116 therapy. The &#114&#101&#112&#111&#114&#116 states that by using &#97&#115 &#97&#114&#116 therapy, Suzanne Silverstein, a registered art therapist, &#104&#111&#112&#101&#115 &#116&#111 &#98&#114&#101&#97&#107 the vicious &#99&#121&#99&#108&#101 &#111&#102 violence and backlash. &#65&#99&#99&#111&#114&#100&#105&#110&#103 &#116&#111 her, &#97&#114&#116 &#112&#114&#111&#118&#105&#100&#101&#115 children with a &#104&#101&#97&#108&#116&#104&#105&#101&#114 form &#111&#102 expressing their &#111&#112&#105&#110&#105&#111&#110 and &#104&#101&#110&#99&#101 can prevent children from stinking back with &#118&#105&#111&#108&#101&#110&#116 acts, in &#99&#97&#115&#101, they are &#116&#114&#97&#117&#109&#97&#116&#105&#122&#101&#100 by gang &#118&#105&#111&#108&#101&#110&#99&#101.

&#13&#10&#83&#116&#117&#100&#105&#101&#115 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 artwork &#104&#101&#108&#112&#115 them to &#105&#110&#99&#114&#101&#97&#115&#101 attention span. It is often observed that abused &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 have lower attention span. Art &#102&#111&#114&#99&#101&#115 them &#116&#111 concentrate &#97&#110&#100 this &#97&#100&#100&#114&#101&#115&#115&#101&#115 the &#105&#115&#115&#117&#101 of attention span.

Art can, thus, &#104&#97&#118&#101 a positive effect on &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110.

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