The Arts in Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Benefits of Arts Participation

Author: Melissa Menzer, PhD



This report is a literature review and gap-analysis of recent research about the arts’ relationship to social-emotional benefits in early childhood. Music-based activities, drama/theater, and visual arts and crafts were among the types of arts participation studied. The review covers the period of 2000 to 2015.

Published by: National Endowment for the Arts

Publication Date: 2015

Country: United States

Language: English

Type: Reports/Papers