Critical Links and other research studies point to strong relationships between learning in the arts and fundamental cognitive skills and capacities used in mastering other school subjects, including reading, writing and mathematics.
Reading and Language Development
Effective Social Behavior
"Book Tackles Old Debate: Role of Art in School" http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/04/arts/design/04stud.html
"Art for Our Sake" http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2007/09/02/art_for_our_sake/?page=full
"Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Whose Doing It Best" http://www.edutopia.org/arts-music-curriculum-child-development