Many studies have explored the connections between arts and learning across the curriculum. Here are some links to research and information.
- The Americans for the Arts web site includes a section of links to research on early childhood education.
- National Art Education Association
- Arts Education Partnership
- Information about music and learning can be found at the Suzuki Music Academy’s Parenting Central web site.
- Brainy-Child.com focuses on brain development and includes an Ask an Expert feature.
- The BornLearning.org site, available in both Spanish and English, offers information on stages of development, learning on the go, and how parents can promote early learning.
- In recent years, scientific and medical advances have given researchers new windows into the brain through MRI technology and other scanning tools. By allowing scientists to see exactly how brain activity relates to actions, reactions, and other stimuli, these tools can help confirm or dispute practices and theories, guide the fields of child development and education, and affect policy. Sites with links to brain research include the National Child Care Information Center and the Educational Cyberplayground.