Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Five Ways the Arts are Good for Kids

Art-related activities not only bring enjoyment to young children, but they also are important for development. Activities such as singing, dancing, painting, and drawing can help to improve children’s cognitive and social-emotional skills. The benefits of participating in the arts then translate to better outcomes in adolescence and later in life. This article from Child Trends names five ways that the arts can have a positive impact on children.

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Visit our Evidence-Based Practice Directory

KidsMentalHealthInfo.com has an evidence-based practice directory that lists mental health providers trained in popular evidence-based practices available in Connecticut for children and families with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices are those supported by research showing that they work for most children.