- Julie Andrews, Emma Walton: Kids' participation in arts creates measurable success in school
- They say arts are a regular target of budget cuts. This is a big mistake. Arts enrich communities economically and culturally
Julie Andrews, stage and screen actress and director, and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, writer and producer, have written more than 30 books for children and recently co-created Julie's Greenroom, a series for family audiences that celebrates the arts. It will be available on Netflix globally on March 17. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.
(CNN)What if there was one activity that could guarantee your kids would do better in school and cope well with life's challenges? And what if this same activity helped them grow up to be lifelong learners, have more success in their chosen career, earn a higher salary and have more fulfilling relationships? What if it even made them more likely to volunteer, be philanthropic, vote -- and ultimately, live longer, healthier, happier lives?