Family Literacy

Art to Heart Teachers, parents, and child care providers

Art to Heart
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Arts to grow on

Art to Heart explores the arts as a form of self-expression for children from infancy through age eight and provides the inspiration to make creativity a part of each day.

Developed for teachers, parents, and child-care providers, the series demonstrates engaging, hands-on arts activities.


8 video programs on one DVD take viewers into schools, childcare centers, museums, community arts centers, and homes to observe young artists at work. The programs showcase model arts-education programs and explain how developmentally appropriate activities in the arts contribute to learning and growth.

The Viewing Guide provides explanations, tips, and a wealth of activity instructions.

Follow-up resources for each program, arts activities for children of all ages (in PDF format), and lesson plans for preschool and primary classrooms are available online at