Activity #399: Appreciate the art around you

Can you rummage through your house and find all the lady bugs…or all the elephants, or hearts? Using your child’s puzzles, toys and books, find all the examples you have of a single subject matter.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear\ Polar Bear Night (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards)) Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House 12, paper)

“It’s interesting to compare the ways different illustrators depict the same thing,” rookie mom Becky wrote to us in an email, “and I think it helps children to learn to see various examples of trains in all the different contexts.”

When I pointed out to baby Julian that three of his different stuffed animals are all frogs and lined them up sitting next to each other, he seemed both intrigued and amused.

The following two tabs change content below. co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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