Art Activity Sites to Boost Literacy.

My  blogger friend and expert on activities for boosting literacy – GAIL TERP – has put together a wonderful post about using interactive art to develop and increase literacy in children of all ages.

Boost Literacy Skills with Interactive Art Activities: By Gail Terp

Here are some sites with art information and interactive art activities. There are many opportunities to learn and create. These sites are very engaging and being engaged boosts learning LOT!

Art
from the US government site:  http://kids.usa.gov/art
Includes 16 areas to explore for information and activities.

Interactive Art Websites for Children from Springdale Elementary School: http://www.princeton.k12.oh/us/Springdale.cfm?subpage=1577
Includes 6 sites for interactive art activities.

Art Games from Albright-Knox Art Gallery: http://kids.albrightknox.org
Included are games, learning activities, and interactive art activities.

The Artist’s Toolkit from Arts Connected : http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/index.html
Sections: Explore the Toolkit, See Artists in Action, and Encyclopedia. Lots to see, do, and learn!

45 Websites for Students To Create Original Artwork Online from Making Teachers Nerdy
The title says it all! This amazing site brings so many facets of art together in one spot.  Don’t miss it!: http://mrssmoke.onsugar.com/45-Websites-Students-Create-Original-Artwork-Online-3442983        gail photo

Many studies have shown that using art – and other left brain type activities – enhances learning and brain development in children and adults. So, give your child’s brain some exercise and try a few of these art sites.  Visit Gail at: http://www.gailterp.com

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