My guest today is Stacey who reviewed this creative, educational children’s book on behalf of whisperingstories
A Child’s Introduction to the Elements of Art
Author – Kim Bogren Owen
Publisher – Words Reflected
Pages – 6th May 2016
Release Date – 36
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Using simple text and children’s art, Art Parts introduces children to 6 elements of art. Designed for children between the ages of 3 and 8, it includes blank pages after each element where children can experiment with the concepts of line, color, shape, texture, space, and emotion. These blank pages allow children to personalize the book while making it a keepsake to treasure, and a wonderful gift for that special child in your life.
It would, also, be a great asset to any classroom to add to the art center with materials that allow children to investigate the concepts contained throughout Art Parts. In addition, Art Parts includes an activities page for parents and teachers to expand on concepts in the book. These activities include suggestions for special projects, as well as things parents and teachers can do during everyday routines.
Art Parts is a creative, educational book for children. Most children love drawing (I say most as my youngest two hated it), but the techniques they use in their drawing often goes unnoticed.
This book is all about getting the children to open their imagination and learn about the six different elements of art.
This is done by showing the children other kids’ pictures and the type of art that they have used, then getting the child who is reading the book to draw their own picture, using the same techniques, on the blank page.
The book starts with teaching the child about different types of lines that there are, wavy, curved, straight etc, and then asks the child to draw their own lines on the next two blank pages.
There are nine masterpieces for children, ranging in age from two to six years old. These were sweet drawings and I loved looking at them.
This will be a great keepsake for the kids, and with being hardback and sturdy, the child’s creative skills will be kept safe.
Reviewed by Stacey
Kim Bogren Owen, as a child, became inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy to write. These stories, among others, and a childhood spent playing in the foothills of Colorado Springs became the inspiration for her desire to help children see the world as a magical, wondrous place.
Armed with a BA in Anthropology, she started her career out of a college as a preschool teacher where she began to tell stories again. These times with young children telling stories inspired her to begin to write, but it was years before she would think of publishing her stories and years more before she would begin that process.
Her career in Early Childhood Education starting as a teacher, and ultimately becoming a consultant and trainer, provides her with the understanding and resources to support young children and their parents through her books.
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