Tuesday, October 09, 2007
There are several websites especially designed for children to explore culture, art and geography. Basically, an interesting way for children to learn more about the world around them through the click of a mouse. Second to experiencing it first hand, this is a nice way for kids to explore, right?
I came across a few sites recently that were very enriching and amazingly interesting (even to me, the mother, the one who is supposed to have seen all and know all).
Here are a few of my recommendations:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's "museum kids". Click on "For Kids to Try Right Now". The "How Van Gogh Made His Mark" is so beautiful and inspiring. What child would not love to see all of his art moving steadily and slowly before their very eyes?
This Eiffel Tower site is one of our favorites. We discovered it last Fall while studying France through Ludwig Bemelmans' Madeline series. It is Hector at the Eiffel Tower and Sophia especially enjoys the eiffel tower puzzles. Love it!
Jan Brett's Homepage is just full of every activity under the sun. From coloring to games to calendars to download. Adorable.
And last, but certianly not least, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has a very inspiring and creative book list among other ideas for choosing and reading books with your children. I LOVE the "Twelve Of Our Favorite Picture Books List". We have read almost all of the selections and they are great choices.
Please enjoy my modest yet resourceful list of recommendations and resources!