Tag Archives: the arts

14 Children’s Books to Introduce Kids to Colors

I set out with the intent of selecting 10 books — and only 10 books — about colors to recommend to you. I knew at the outset that many more than 10 great books about colors have been written and … Continue reading

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12 Books to Encourage Children to Look at Art

The books on this booklist introduce kids to art and artists in the comfort of their own homes. Several books include reproductions of great artwork (e.g. Vincent’s Colors, Feed Matisse’s Fish, I Spy: An Alphabet in Art). Others encourage kids to … Continue reading

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9 Books to Introduce Children to Jazz

Jazz music has inspired some wonderful children’s books. The booklist below features great read aloud books, including Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, Ben’s Trumpet, and When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat. This booklist also includes autobiographies of five great jazz musicians: … Continue reading

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10 Children’s Books About Dance

Here are ten entertaining and informative children’s books about dance. This list includes books to share with aspiring ballerinas and ballerinos (e.g. Tanya and Emily and A Very Young Dancer). This list also includes books to broaden children’s understanding of dance. … Continue reading

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7 Books to Encourage Your Young Artist

Here is a list of books to encourage your young artist: two books with sage advice, two books to encourage your child to draw and doodle, two books to teach your child to mix paints, and the best book of … Continue reading

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