A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the Getty Museum's online destination for kids offers a wealth of art information as well as educational (and fun) games.
What's it about?
Developed by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, GETTY.EDU/GETTYGAMES brings fine art to gaming. Kids can solve jigsaw puzzles (from easy to very difficult), play card-matching games, race the clock to find differences between pieces of art, print out craft ideas, and learn about the Getty Museum. All games are educational and use images from pieces of art housed at the Getty Museum. A "learn about the art" button explains the artists' backgrounds, the art's origin, and other facts.
Is it any good?
Art and games -- what's not to love? For kids who enjoy learning along with playing, getty.edu/gettygames is a compelling destination. The games are well designed and some can be leveled from increasingly difficult to near impossible. The information about the art used in each game feels like just the right amount, and the printable crafts are interesting and do-able.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the differences between educational and entertainment web sites -- what they look like, what there is to do, whether they cost money. Ask kids what their favorites of each type are and/or ask them to think of some sites that have elements of both. Explore the topic of having a healthy media diet. Does your family have a comfortable balance? For more tips visit: Healthy Media Diet.
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