Here is a review of how I taught my little one about Monet prior to our next art history project for toddlers, Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies. Check back soon to see how we completed the project and how it went!
Going forward with our art history lessons I chose Monet as our next artist to explore. I chose this artist as I felt that there were a lot of strong preschool resources that corresponded with Claude Monet. I started off by reading my little one Where is the Frog?: A Children’s Book Inspired by Claude Monet by Geraldine Elschner. This cute children’s book uses Monet’s water lily paintings as the background into which a small frog tries to place herself into his work. For more information click on the photo below for a link to Amazon (We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.)
After reading the book I attempted to reinforce Monet and his work by having my little one watch a DVD of another famous children’s book about Monet: Linnea in Monet’s Garden. The story follows a young girl as she travels to Claude Monet’s garden, sees his paintings and learns what it means to be an Impressionist.
If you are uncertain if your little one will be interested in Monet or you are don’t know that you want to purchase the items linked above don’t forget to check out your local library to see if they have these items or are able to request them from another library for your use. I was also able to find Linnea in Monet’s Garden on YouTube. Check out the blog tomorrow for our art project we completed to correspond with these works! Any suggestions for which artist we should try next? Leave us a comment and let us know.