By Nancy Roucher, Consulting Educator
You don't have to be an art expert to introduce your child to artists and works of art. Have your child sort and match art postcards.
Mix up the cards and start out by asking your kindergartner to find the two that are alike. There are many other activities you can do with these cards. For example: Find all the cards that have people in them; find all the cards that show trees; find all the cards with the color red. A higher level activity would be to find two cards by the same artist, recognizing the name and style of a particular artist.
This approach was developed most completely by Aline D. Wolf, an expert in the Montessori method, in her book, How to Use Child-size Masterpieces, published by Parent Child Press. She provides three levels for children ages 3 to12.
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