There's an App for That!
Your Art app will help you discover highlights of the National Gallery of Art collection. The free app includes more than 130 works on view in the West Building by artists including da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer and others. Youngsters, ages 7 to 12, may tune in to learn about more than 50 of the world's greatest paintings by masters such as Rubens, Degas, Monet and Homer. With the app, you can listen to audio commentary, find works of art by artist name, nationality, theme or location, zoom in to high-resolution images, plan your visit and stay current with event and exhibition updates. Free, available at the iTunes app store and Google Play for Android.
The Cure for Cabin Fever
On the Reading is Fundamental website (rif.org), your kids will find a ton of activities to keep them busy (and learning) during snow, sleet and wind-chilled days, and also during warm, sunny, perfect, hot and humid days. On the homepage, there is a list of 18 activities for all ages, ranging from Alphabet Learning and Arts & Crafts to Vocabulary Building and Writing. Monthly calendars for ages 0 to 5 and 6 to 15 are also on the site with suggestions for each day; for example, on Feb. 17, parents of little ones might read Marc Brown's Arthur Meets the President or another book about presidents to their child, while older children could read a former president's biography and research how Presidents Day got its name.
— Margaret Hut
By Mary Quattlebaum