My 10 year-old son is taking a Famous Men of Greece class and he found the book to be interesting and entertaining. He made connections with the pottery and the stories of Greece that he is learning about! He found the “Poke!” of Odysseus and his men funny as he remembered the story.
Part of the philosophy of ARTK12 is that kids understand and comprehend far more than their reading ability allows. This is why it is so important to read to children. If children only learn about what they can read themselves, their education will suffer.
When they can’t read or even can’t comprehend well we can expose them to images of great art or read them great poetry. When my son was less than a year old I used to quote short Emily Dickinson poems to him. Why not?
Expose Kids to Great Art
Ancient Greek Pottery Disguised as Fun presents your youngest students (baby to 8 years old) photos of a variety of ancient Greek pottery decorated with images from Greek mythology as well as everyday life using simple rhymes to teach your students about Greek pottery.
From skyphoi (Opens new window) to stamnoi (Opens new window), this book has them all. Amid the rhyming text and the crazy comments by the figures that inhabit the pottery your students will drink in the beauty of red-figure and black-figure pottery from Ancient Greece.
And when you’re all done reading the book to your little ones…you know, after the 10th time through (once is never enough!), there are hidden fish throughout for your inquisitive sleuths to find.
Kristin Draeger has mixed art, history, and humor into Ancient Greek Pottery to make this a great resource for you…She has done a fantastic job in combining pictures of artifacts and giving details about each piece.
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