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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:

Museum coloring pages

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:

Memorize poetry-

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:

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!