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Art to Heart

Program 5: Drama and the Literary Arts

In the Program

  • 3rd graders in Louisville “walk in the shoes” of explorers Lewis and Clark and Native Americans who encountered the explorers, using a painting as inspiration to imagine and act.
    The subtext strategy »
  • Educators offer reasons why drama activities are important for young children.
    Key points »
  • Neuroscientist Lise Eliot discusses the importance of reading to brain development in young children.
    The reading-brain connection »
  • Wolf Trap teaching artist Kofi Dennis uses music and movement to bring Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar to life in a Head Start kindergarten classroom.
    Bringing books to life »
  • Wolf Trap teaching artist Ingrid Crepeau helps students at the Community Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC explore Eve Bunting’s book Ducky using puppets.
    About Wolf Trap »
  • Kindergarten students at the Smithsonian Institution’s Early Enrichment Center use themed explorations to delve into story writing, storytelling, science, music, and art.
    Object-based learning »