Connect with author Amy Guglielmo as we explore the popular Touch the Art Books. Exhibited art in museums all over the world can be now found within your lap in a BOOK. Let’s take a look!
Touch the Art Books Series for Kids
I’m thrilled to announce that we have a special author interview as part of our “Love Books” Summer Book Exchange! Amy sent us 3 books to review, we’ve been checking them out for many years at the library when we can find one. We did not even make it in the front door before they were both sitting and reading the stories on the front porch. They have been big hit our house.
In the video below Amy shares a book, 2 activities, tips for exposing your kids to art at an early age, plus her top 6 Pieces of Art to start with for our kids! Come watch and join the fun!
Amy and Julie have written 8 Books for the Touch the Art Series! If you haven’t explored these books with your child yet it’s so much fun. Each book features famous pieces of art with a touchable element to it, Mona Lisa’s hair, Monet’s Lilies, even Van Gogh’s bed.
It’s so much fun to watch your child learn and explore famous pieces of art with their eyes and touch.
Interview with Amy Guglielmo
We’d love for you to listen to the video as Amy reads the book Count Monet’s Lilies just for you and your child! Plus she shares Activities and More!
Museum Tips for Kids from Amy!
- Research the programs at the Museums for Kids
- Visit the websites about pieces they might see
- Read a book before
- Finding things at the museum
- Well rested, hydrated and fed
- Limit your focus for each trip
- Visit the gift store and get a postcard of a piece you loved
- Bring a sketchbook and talk about objects in a piece of art
- Scavenger Hunts can be fun!
Activities to go with Count Monet’s Lilies
Additional Art Activities Inspired by Monet
Claude Monet Artist Study from Every Bed of Roses
Top 6 Famous Pieces of Art to Teach About Art with Your Child
At minute 16:23 we start a special topic featuring our Top 6 Famous Pieces of Art to study. As mentioned in the video you can simply search for famous pieces online. These all were found on Wikipedia.
We’ll use them to create many activities at home!
More About Author Amy Guglielmo
If you’re like a little bit more background about Amy and Julie and how they created the Touch the Art Series we encourage you to watch this preview video on Mountain Lake PBS.
Visit Amy and Julie’s Website Touch the Art.com
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