Parents’ Choice Summer School: Art And Music


Parents' Choice This Week

Hear an Image; Paint a Song

This Week, our Summer School newsletter focuses on Art and Music.Look below to:

Read about music’s relationship with health.

Play and Learn with Art and Music themed Parents’ Choice Award winning books, toys, games and apps.

Explore a round-up of this Summer’s family-friendly music festivals.

See how images and music work together when users create a musical Google Doodle and compose songs in the Chrome Music lab.

Art and Music News

Read about Sound Health, the Kennedy Center collaboration with the National Institutes of Health that examines “the science of music and its relationship to health”. Need a way to listen? Click here for the Parents’ Choice Award winning BuddyPhones.

Parents’ Choice Picks

Click here for M is for Music and here for Ways to Celebrate Art and Music. These lists of Parents’ Choice Award winning books, toys, games and apps all encourage kids to learn about music and art and get creative.

Image courtesy of: MOMA

Worth the Trip

Kid-friendly music festivals can be found all over. We think these are worth the trip.

Kidzapalooza at Lollapalooza takes place August 3-6, 2017 at Grant Park in Chicago, IL

Pickathon features kid-friendly activities and acts this August 3-6, 2017 at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, OR.

Austin Kiddie Limits at the Austin City Limits Music Fest takes place October 6-8 and 13-15 at Zilker Park in Austin, TX.

Youngershoot (hosted by the Seattle Children’s Museum) at the Bumbershoot music fest takes place September 1-3 in Seattle, WA.

Image courtesy of:Austin Kiddie Limits by Katrina Barber

More Music Worth Watching

Google celebrated artist Oskar Fischinger’s 117th Birthday last month with an interactive Doodle that lets users create their own audio-visual masterpiece.

Check out the Chrome Music Lab, a collection of twelve experiments that lets users “see” music in a whole new way. Although available for use on the Chrome browser only, it can be used across devices.

Image courtesy of: Google

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