Educators tell us that art&craft encourages fine motor skills, neural development, and problem-solving abilities and that it can be used effectively to teach and understand other key subjects such as reading, writing, math, and science. Therapists tell us that art&craft is valuable because it allows children to process their world, to deal with sometimes scary emotions in a safe way, and because it gives them critical sensory input. Artists tell us thatart&craft is important for its own sake—as a source of beauty and expression, as well as simply for the process of creating. Kids tell us that art&craft is fun, an activity they enjoy. Parents tell us that art&craft is vital to their families because it keeps everyone engaged and happy and helps with the sometimes difficult transitions of the day.