Ideas for activities and how-to

Exposing Children to [Real] Art

By Arwen Hann
© ChildForum


BabyplayResearch by Professor Kathy Danko-McGhee from the University of Toledo shows that a large number of babies like abstract paintings.  Her research has addressed some popular myths that babies prefer faces and are more likely to respond to black and white images.

In the study just over 100 children, including 24 New Zealand infants, were shown pairs of pictures including landscapes, portraits and still life, both abstract and more realistic.


Oops ... you are attempting to view an article or a resource in the member-only area for Educators.  This is available exclusively to our Educator members.   

To keep reading, you need to login with your Educator membership login Smile

Not a member?  Look below ↓ for the click here button ↓   It will take you to the membership page to sign up and choose your own unique username and password.

Are you interested in joining us? 
Become a member and also gain access to our significant online knowledge base 

Membership Options


Who is this for?
Teachers - Student Teachers - Parents
$78.00 one year
$145.00 two years
Your own personal username and password.

ECE Service Provider  

Who is this for?
Service providers with one or more licensed ECE services
Starting from $198.00 for one year
A unique username and password

NZ-International Research in
ECE Journal Subscription

Who is this for?
Libraries, universities, polytechnics and organisations
$150.00 annual renewable in November each year
A username and password or IP address access