Learning! Art will make your kids into better people
If you aren't a person who is involved in the arts, chances are you have at least heard us artsy folk talk about how essential the arts are to humanity and education and everyone all the time. I will admit, sometimes we're just saying stuff that sounds really "big deal" and has nothing to back it up. A lot of it does, though, and now there is one more piece of concrete, scientific evidence to back up the value of art: researchers at the University of Arkansas have found that exposure to art gives young students "greater tolerance, historical empathy, as well as better educational memory and critical thinking skills."
So... basically, they become better human beings AND are better at learning and thinking critically about things. Educational outcomes, achieved!