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Keeping Children Busy at Home with the Arts

Thursday, July 30, 2020 by Marcie Monaco | Uncategorized


More children will be home this year than ever before, whether they are remote-learning or homeschooling.  Even children physically attending private or public school will have reduced hours of attendance, so I compiled this list of constructive activities that will benefit both parents and children. 

Listen to high-quality music


Borrow art books from the library (or buy used on Amazon)


Color by number book:

https://www.amazon.com/Color-Number-M...


Museum coloring pages https://lifehacker.com/download-color...


Virtual tours of museums


Colorscape app


Stream ballet classes-Instagram, YouTube, Cincinnati Children’s Ballet. Or purchase from Amazon or your favorite retailer.


Ambleside Online music and art schedule: amblesideonline.org


Memorize poetry-https://iew.com/shop/products/linguis...


Beautiful stories by Shakespeare for Children


Introduce them to young composers: Mozart’s early sonatas, Alma Deutscher; performers Emma Resmini and Sujari Brit


Beethoven Lives Upstairs series


Peter and the Wolf on Youtube

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra


“Lives of the Great Musicians” book: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/054423806...


Just tell stories of composers you are listening to (look them up online)


Literature-audible subscription or Librovox


Calligraphy-copperplate, italics, modern calligraphy


Sign them up for music lessons. Sign yourself up for music lessons!