So, you want to introduce your child to the world of art, but you haven’t quite mustered the courage to take your toddler to the hushed rooms where the canvases of great artists are stared at in silence by adults who may be less than tolerant of a child’s lively enthusiasm. Art should be enjoyed by all ages, but we agree, this can be a challenging excursion for a young child.
“Shhhh, no, don’t touch, no, you can’t do that! I’m sorry, please excuse us, no, no–!” If that’s the dialogue that you’re envisioning, relax. There’s an easier way to safely travel with your child to the world of art, and that’s through children’s books about famous artists. A number of writers have skillfully and evocatively recreated the artists’ works in a form that children can appreciate, while parents can enjoy the experience of introducing their children to art books for kids. Let the books bring the museum to you in your own home, where your children can be as noisy as they please! Board books, rhyming texts, quotations from the artists themselves, and of course, the eye-catching images that will capture a child’s imagination await you in these children’s books about famous artists.