Here are a few of the articles I referred to and others that are related to the arts and children. ENJOY…..
JUNGLEarticle by Pat Pinciotti about art and the brain
Changing lenses by Pat Pinciotti about art in the classroom
Benefits of Arts Integration — The Arts Make a Difference by Educational Leadership
One on mirror neurons — Immordino-Yang_2008_SmokeAroundMirrorNeurons
Aesthetic Operations — EllenDissanayake_HandbookEducResArtsRev