Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Toddler art appreciation
The Mona Lisa is in the Louvre and is understandably one of the star attractions so it didn't surprise me to learn that it's hard to get a good look at it if you visit.
One day soon we will take Freddy (24 months) to visit the Louvre but until then he can admire the classics in our own little art gallery!
I used cheap photo frames from IKEA (which are plastic rather than glass) and I used this great site to print off copies of some of my favourite paintings. They are just printed on to normal paper and mounted in the frames.
They are all mounted at perfect toddler perusal height.
I plan to change them regularly and display some of Freddy's artwork next to them too.
Freddy has already shown great interest in them (much more than I had expected) and can point out the Mona Lisa and lots of interesting details about the paintings. He especially likes the paintings with animals.
He also likes to hang the pictures up (because he watched Farfar do it) which gives him another fun activity to do. Isn't art fun?
This post is linked to the amazing Living Montessori Now.