Animated Art “Books” for Kids

Here’s a fun site I just discovered for those of you with lower elementary age students Mighty offers animated books for early readers with a variety of themes.  Visit the page titled, “Art & Music” for slide shows of paintings by Van Gogh, Renoir or Remington set to the music of great composers, or assemble a virtual jigsaw puzzle made from the “Carnival of Harlequin” by Joan Miro.  Follow along as you listen to a story that accompanies the paintings of Jan Vermeer.  Then, check out “Go to the Museum” for a virtual field trip of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.  You can also learn about the artists and art movements here, too. For access to the entire site, you will need to purchase a membership for 24.99/year, but all that I’ve told you about is available for free!  So, where was all of this when my kids were little??!

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6 Responses to Animated Art “Books” for Kids

  1. Cath March 23, 2011 at 3:05 am #

    How fantastic! Thanks so much for that link.

  2. miss merril March 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    Thank you for sharing! Sometimes I am shocked when I haven't run across a really great resource before…this is one of those times. I'll definitely be sharing this like on my blog as well.

  3. Donna Perugini March 30, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Wonderful! So glad you came across Interesting to think that this was a 'thought' that grew into a site. I'm so amazed at the technology available to us.

  4. SMMART ideas April 26, 2011 at 12:24 am #

    Love this resource. I just gave you credit for the find on my site post that will publish May 9th.

    Love your site! activities for kids

  5. AliciA August 23, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    I’ve just started looking around and have found some great ideas! Truly awesome stuff! Thanks!

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