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The Power of Combining Art + Literature

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{This guest post was written by Marrissa Raimonde from Yellow Spot:Sun.}

The Power of Combining Art + Literature

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Chances are, you’ve heard that old adage many times. When we dive into the deeper meaning of that phrase, we can find some beautiful connections between art and literature.

Creating and studying art is a way for us to communicate to the world around us in a way that words cannot always express.

And when we immerse ourselves in literature, we are transported to another place and time, experiencing life from another’s point of view.

Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving” – Madeline L’Engle

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but the inward significance.” – Aristotle


The Power of Combining Art + Literature:

The Power of Combining Art + Literature

The Power of Art

Art is a powerful teaching tool. Research has shown that when children create or study art they experience the following:

  • Improved cognitive and critical thinking skills
  • Deeper connections to the world around them
  • Close examination of new messages or ideas

One of the biggest benefits of combining art and literature is the way it helps students improve their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Read more details about this here.

Not to mention, creating art has been proven to reduce anxiety and stress.


The Power of Combining Art + Literature

The Power of Literature

Combining the benefits of art with reading great literature enhances the learning power your child will experience.

When parents read works of literature to their children the following things happen:

(Note: Here’s a Learning Through Literature blog post that goes in-depth on this subject!)


Combining Art + Literature

As we read fascinating stories to our children, we can help cement the beautiful truths and lessons learned by adding art studies and an opportunity to create their own pieces of art that connect to the story.

Your child’s imagination will expand and you will also make sweet memories together as a family that will last a lifetime. Your children will gain a broader understanding of the world they live in.

That’s the beautiful combination our children get to experience when both literature and art come together.

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A New Resource…

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At Learning Through Literature, we believe in the power of stories. Adding the power of art multiplies the learning superpower for kids!

We’re excited to partner with Marrissa Raimonde from Yellow Spot:Sun for literature-themed art resources for families.

Now, you’ll be able to add art instruction to many of our Books Guides!

Sailing to Treasure Island from Yellow Spot:Sun is now available to add to the Treasure Island Guide from Learning Through Literature:

The Power of Combining Art + Literature

We can’t wait to use more of these incredible courses this year!


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