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Developing artistic awareness in young children Perel-Panar, Anita F.


I have designed a program for young children, ages 2 to10, that integrates music, movement, drama, and children’s literature. I teach this program in my own studio. This study looks at the beginnings of artistic awareness from the viewpoints of the people directly involved in the program: the parents, the students, and the teacher. The study determines that the following conditions are necessary for the development of artistic awareness in young children: an environment that includes enriched experiences that are developmentally appropriate; activities that match the children’s interests; encouragement, respect and understanding that cultivates a positive self-concept; and positive parental involvement.

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