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Just when we thought we had to visit a museum to learn about art, the New York MET brings us close to some of its finest collections through an interactive map, and then there's building blocks and plays to watch.
Map the MET
We may not have tickets to the MET but it’s possible to sit in your chair and know exactly where the Egyptian Art wing is or the glass-ceiling Charles Engelhard Court is. In New York, what’s otherwise called The Met Fifth Avenue, #MetKids is where children connect with the world-renowned museum and its artefacts. An elaborate, intricately designed interactive map brings you to history and imagination all at once. Besides presenting the layout in miniature, it also marks famous artworks. For instance, a tiny figure of the “Bronze statuette of a veiled and masked dancer” from third-century Greece tells us that the seemingly large work is about as “tall as a pencil”. For each work, visitors can discover, imagine and create new worlds – be it interpreting the art in today’s context, or even creating a new song for the dancer. The map is a great way to learn about world art, sitting right here in a continent far away, yet relishing the beauty of the fantastic. Look up: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/explore/
Nurture Roots, true to its name, is an initiative by passionate mothers to enhance life skills in children from reading and storytelling to cooking and gardening. While there have been multiple camps in the past, this new activity promises to tickle our reading tastebuds and give us a flavour for “reading anywhere”. Called the “Summer Reading Challenge”, it urges children to read at any time, all the time – read to a pet, read in a tent, read by the pool, read in bed, read with a friend, read in a costume…you can also come up with your own choice of people and spaces. Tag them in your video on reading and join in the fun. For details, connect at 9999957955.
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