ArteKids: Bilingual Books to Discover Art with Young Children
Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary copies of these books for review purposes; however, all opinions are my own.
If you are a multi-tasking parent like me, you will love ArteKids books!
Teach basic concepts like numbers and shapes? Check.
Teach English and Spanish? Check.
Expose to great works of art? Check.
Introduce to Latin American culture, ancient and modern? Check.
Have FUN? Check!
Baby Monkey loves ArteKids books and requests one to read every night at bedtime. I think children are naturally drawn to great works of art, especially the colorful pieces included in these books. They are not the typical, somewhat stuffy pieces you might expect, but rather they are fun, colorful pieces from the San Antonio Museum of Art. Definitely not the usual suspects! What kid wouldn’t want to learn about shapes from an ancient Aztec statue or a colorful toy animal from Oaxaca?
For adults and older kids, you can learn more about all of the artists in a guide at the back of each book.
These bilingual books are an instant classic – a wonderful way to introduce children to both the world of language and the world of art!