Google Art Project

We LOVE this! While schools all over the country are slashing art teachers, google is taking up some of the slack by providing a portal to amazing art all over the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to “take” your child to the palace at Versailles, even if you don’t have the bucks for airfare to Paris, or explore one of the collections in your own backyard.

At googleartproject.com you and your young artist (or art history student) can travel to exhibits throughout the world and wander at your leisure. Get a close-up view of some of the greatest treasures around and even create your own “collection”! Zoom in closer than you ever could in real life without the guards glaring at you, and examine the subtleties of brush stroke and color.

We know that art is critically important for a child’s brain development. The arts help with sensory integration, creative problem solving and engage several of the brain’s areas that help children learn emotion, cognition and memory.

So take kiddo’s art education into your own hands and check out this resource today.

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Ellen and Rachel are two old friends and “expert” mamas—one a pediatrician and one a family therapist—with fifty years of parenting experience between them.


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