Young school children(age 5-10) are required to study art and music in addition to math, language, science, history. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that it is too early for children (age 5-10) to have the lessons of art and music, since they are too young to understand them. Whilst, others hold the idea that children should be provided with these classes, in order to broaden their views and enrich their knowledge. For me, I prefer the latter one, and the reasons below will strengthen my view.
Firstly, art and music are one of the most treasure assets in human history. It is better for children to have an idea about it as early as possible. This will be helpful to build up their interest about art, and lift up their tastes about beauty. It is true that some masterpieces are too sophisticated for children to understand. But it would be proper to introduce some easy ones, such as the Minuet of Mozart, the Sunrise of Monet, and etc. What we should do is simply guide them is to enjoy art—feel the happy move of notes and the beauty of color. This guiding of appreciating arts would be quite helpful to arouse children’s interest of them.
Secondly, children who are five to ten are at the age of fast learning. No matter what we teach them, they would grasp it quickly and easily. Remember when we learnt talking as a little boy? It just took several months for us to have the basic idea of the language, and we started talking soon after we understood the meaning of sounds. Conversely, it would cost far more time for an adult to learn a second language. Therefore, it is quite pity for children to lose the chance of learning art and music, since they may not be as good a learner as they were young.
Thirdly, compared with middle or high school students, young school children do not need to burden the heavy school work. Therefore, they would have more time to learn some art skills, such as playing the piano and painting. In that case, they are more likely to be good at them. For me as an example, I started learning piano when I was seven, and I work as a piano tutor now. If I did not started learning in the early age, I wouldn’t have had that much time to practice it. And it would be unlikely for me to earn my living as a tutor now.
To sum up, art and music are one of the glories of human history. It would be helpful to let children get in touch with it at an early age, so as to build up their tastes and enrich themselves. Moreover, little kids enjoy the talent of learning, and they have bunches of time to practice. As an adult, we should fully take advantage of that, in order to better educate children in an all-round way.
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