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!
Activities to go with Count Monet’s Lilies
Additional Art Activities Inspired by Monet
Celebrity for a Day: Play Like Monet from Melissa and Doug
Kinders Do Monet from Our Art Lately
Museum Tips for Kids from Amy!
- Research the programs at the Museums for Kids
- Visit the websites about piece 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 giftstore and get a post card of a piece you loved
- Bring a sketchbook and talk about objects in a piece of art
- Scavenger Hunts can be fun!
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!
|Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci|
|Starry Night by Vicent Van Gough|
|Bridge Over a Pond Of Lilies by Claude Monet|
|Campbell Soup Cans by Andy Warhol|
|Children on the Beach by Mary Cassatt|
|Red Fish by Henri Matisse|
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
Here’s some very exciting new! 3 Lucky Winners will get 2 Touch the Art Books and a Grand Prize Winner will receive books and a Skype visit at your child’s school or home or library!
Congrats to Krissy for Winning the Grand Prize with a Skype visit with your child’s class from Amy Guglielmo and 2 Touch the Art Books!
If you are an author and are interested in having an Author Interview with The Educators’ Spin On it please email us! We love inspired our children with connections with authors and books they’ve read.