From time to time you may hear that funding for arts in schools lags behind the funding of other activities -- or maybe you're only reminded of it every time VH1 has a "Save the Music" concert. If you're worried about the dearth of arts education at your school, maybe an after-school program in that area will fill the gap for your child. Many school programs offer arts courses such as painting. Area businesses, such as clay studios, might also offer classes. Another option is to sign your child up for private lessons in anything from creative writing to oboe.
Keep reading for our top idea.