Picture books for young children learning to read are the best way to learn about art.
- Books by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
- Leo Lionni’s A Color of his Own, a story of a chameleon and the colors he absorbs as he moves around
Other books :
1- Harold and the Purple Crayon
2- The Pencil
3- Bear Hunt ( story of a bear that draws his way out of trouble)
4- The Tunnel
5- A Walk in the Park
For older children the more technical books:
1- 13 art skills children should know
2- Camille and the sunflowers
3- The art book for children (1&2)
4- Draw Paint Print like the great artists
With art Children can find an expressive outlet. If they are having difficulties in other parts of the school curriculum their art becomes their chosen way to show their talent, and communicate their other hidden strengths. For some children writing and verbalizing is not easy, and their art can become their way of communicating, offering ideas, and expressing their feelings.