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Monday, September 28, 2009

Destination: Modern Art

I always admired Baby Einstein  for introducing little ones to the world of classical music and works of art.  I don't particularly agree with watching DVDs since "0" or 3 months like they advise, though.  But I love the idea of incorporating those two things in every day lives of children.  How cool is that when your toddler recognizes the paintings that most adults don't!  And you do know that all kinds of studies proved that classical music is just plain GOOD for all of us, I am sure.  It is relaxing and calming. Expecting women are recommended to listen to it because it benefits the healthy development of the fetus.  Also it has been proven that students who were listening to Mozart during their test did better than the ones who didn't.  It raises I.Q.  You just cannot go wrong with it!
Art is wonderful in any form - bottom line!
So on that note...
The other day Pumpkin and I were exploring the interactive MoMA site for kids. We both loved it!  An alien from a different planet lands in the heart of Manhattan and goes to the museum.  By clicking on the photos of the actual exhibits you not only learn facts about them and their creators but also play games, do activities and print out pages you can use later on!  After the tour around MoMA you go to P.S.1 art center which used to be a public school at one time and check out the art inside there.  The interactive tour is not too long but there is enough stuff at each exhibit that will keep you busy. Enjoy!


Georgine said...

What a cool post, B and I will check it our this afternoon! Thanks!

PropellerHeadMom said...

Another great video series is the Classical Baby - HBO I think. It has art, music and dance. I enjoy them much more than the baby einstein. My six year old still enjoys watching them (me too). Even my sister in-law - who does not have any kids yet - loves to watch Classical Baby.

SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

Thank you! I am looking forward to checking those out.

Christy said...

Oh, I can't wait. I'm heading over to that site right now!!!!!!!!!!