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Weekly Education Resource Newsletter
July 6, 2020 - July 10, 2020
The mission of KSPS is to provide on-air, online and multimedia programs that entertain, engage and educate to all the communities we serve.
Theme: Art
When children are young, art is all about discovering what these cool things called crayons and markers are and what they can do. Learning to create and appreciate the arts is also valuable to developmental milestones, such as motor skills, language development and decision making. It's also a great way to expose your child to visual learning, cultural awareness and innovating. Explore more with art in the activities, ideas and games below!
TIPS & IDEAS
Picture This: Using Art to Explore Math (and Math to Create Art)
It’s easy to view art and math as completely separate subjects. Right brain vs. left brain. Creative vs. analytical. Imaginative vs. practical.In fact, many of the core skills in art and math are closely related. When we help kids see the overlap between art and math, we not only strengthen their skills in each, we expand their vision of what it means to be an artist and a mathematician.
Early Art: What it Means and How to Encourage It
Toddlerhood provides a valuable window of opportunity for kids to learn and develop the skills they need to succeed in life. Early literacy doesn’t just revolve around teaching children how to recite letters, read, and count – art can have a profound affect on their literacy, and development as well.
Unleashing Your Child’s Inner Artist
Research shows that participating in art activities like music, painting, drawing and dramatic play is associated with better academic outcomes, including higher reading, writing, science and math scores. Here are some simple, low-cost ways to make art a part of your family’s everyday life.
CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES
Salty Glue Art
Salty Glue Art requires only two ingredients and facilitates discussions about dimensions.
Geometric Mod Art
Make these easy, educational and 100% frame-worthy mod art projects with your kids.
Paint With Nature
Use natural objects as brushes or stamps to paint creative art projects.
Mess-Free Art
This activity is a super-simple way to let your child finger paint without dealing with the mess! Enjoy making art without the clean-up afterward.
3D Art Projects
These works of art are also a 3D sensory treat! Let your children paint and create, then microwave their pictures and hang them up.
Elements of Art: Color | National Gallery of Art
Students will be introduced to one of the basic elements of art—color—through analysis of works of art by artists such as Monet, Matisse, and Kandinsky. (Grades K-4)
GAMES & APPS
Pinkamagine Fashion
Design and decorate clothes for Pinkalicious characters! Imagine the possibilities with different shapes, colors, and patterns.
Beading Art
Bead with Molly! Your child can follow step-by-step instructions to recreate Molly's beaded designs or create new designs and patterns.
Andy's Art Studio
In this game, little artists can paint masks, quilts, and nesting dolls from around the world.
Scribbles and Ink Stories and Games
Your child's drawings will become part of the story.
READ-ALONGS
PBS KIDS Read-Alongs
Every week, celebrities and PBS KIDS authors are reading aloud their favorite books on the PBS KIDS' Facebook page and YouTube channel . Watch them all again here and find fun activities for the whole family to do!
KSPS Virtual Read-Alongs
Find virtual read-alongs from Washington-based librarians, teachers, and community members.
Booklists!
Searching for book recommendations? Look no further! Here are curated collections of books for any topic for your family: science, math, humor, holidays and more. And keep track of all the books you read with this chart .
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
CORONA MULTI-MEDIA SHOWCASE
If you could share your thoughts and feelings with others around the world, what would you create? What have you already been creating during this time of COVID-19?

Learn how to submit your entry for the
Corona Multimedia Showcase by visiting: coronashowcase.org . Entries are due July 10.