If you and your child could pose a question to Leonardo da Vinci, what would it be? What subject would it
entail - invention, painting, sculpting, architecture? Here was a man who painted the Mona Lisa and at the same
time invented an operational version of scuba gear, used in his day. It is not that his life was so
multi-dimensional but rather Leonardo da Vinci saw life and learning as interconnected. You first understand
nature, it can then be painted. He shared: "Study the science of art and the art of science." That is probably why
he could draw plans for helicopters and airplanes centuries before their invention while capturing beauty in the
art of his time.
If he only painted, sparing no thought in other disciplines, would he have been the painter we know, or maybe a
lesser one? Learning and creating should also be interconnected, multi-sensory. Reading draws in words but
hearing them as well takes it farther. Activities that reinforce what is read with games that stimulate the senses
creates not just understanding but a joy of learning. It is never too early to start.
This month the SmartKidzClub has among the new releases, a biography: Leonardo da Vinci. It will take
them on a journey to his world with all the senses coming for the ride. Start your 14 day free trial today and get
unlimited access to all the wonderful and exclusive collection of resources on Smart Kidz Club.
Educational App Store certified with a Five-Star rating.