For many of us with small children, a trip to the art museum is almost nearly impossible! And, after going through ABC’s and 123’s, an art study usually turns into a piece of paper and a few crayons…or it gets set aside all together.
I am by no means an art expert, and I can barely sketch an airplane for my son. On the other hand, one of my daughters draws beautifully, paints, and creates objects from paper. As a mom, I am always looking for tools to expose her and my children to different ways of expressing ideas.
ADS Software Group Inc offers a jigsaw puzzle collection that brings art to people of all ages. My little ones love to manipulate the puzzle pieces on our iPad, and my older ones enjoy the challenges too! You can choose to have classical music play, and there is a way to explore more information about the artist. As you complete puzzles, you unlock more of the artist’s works to explore.
Some of ADS Software’s artist jigsaw puzzle apps are FREE to download, like the Renoir app below. They are linked to social media outlets, but I always lock these apps down to keep my children from interacting outside of the app.
Most of the puzzle apps are rated for ages 12+. I think this is simply due to the fact that some artists love to draw the human body. For the Renior app, puzzles containing nudity are some of the last to be unlocked.
These apps can be used to study art on purpose or simply through exposure.
As with any tool, make sure you are monitoring your student’s activities. We wouldn’t leave our children alone with scissors or with hot glue guns. Be aware of how your children are using the apps.
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