Younger school children(ages five to ten)should be required to study art and music in addition to math,science, history and language.
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Evidently, the grade school education, which is very important to children, aging from five to ten, is attracting more and more attention from the entire society. Some believe that, besides math, science, history and language, the young student should be required to study are and music, while others don’t. I am among those in favor of that requirement for several reasons.
First of all, education of art and music help foster children, at age five to ten, ability of appreciation. Access to art and music, enable those talented children to establish their primary interest, which is very important to their further development. A friend of mine, Jack, who is now a famous pianist for example, is very grateful to his early musical illumination, which brought him a brand new music world, when he was in elementary school. Meanwhile, to ordinary people like me, early education of art and music is also supposed to be valued, which provides us abundant topics to share.
Furthermore, art and music studying can set the children free from the stressful study of other subjects, such as math, science, language, ect… In present-day society, students are pushed to get a decent score by parents or themselves. Surrounded by art and music, young students can leave the unpleasant stress behind. Statistics, conducted by a famous educational organization, shows that young child, who have one or two hobbies related to art and music, performs better in traditional subjects than that who don’t. Also, art and music education contributes to abstract thinking.
In addition to boost to capability of appreciation, benefits to other subjects education, let the children learn about culture and history, through a vivid avenue. By being exposed to master pieces of art and music, children can understand the culture and history behind them more directly and concretely. For example, by seeing Michelangelo’s famous sculpture, David, children probably have a better understanding of the spirit of Renaissance. By listening fate symphony of Beethoven, children can feel his struggle with fate. There is no better way for children to understand culture and history that vividly.
To sum up, with all the advantages above, in no way can we deny the requirement of are and music education.
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