Your child read the book, did the research, wrote the report, and made the model of the planet now exhibited in the hallway. What’s missing?
The art and music that the planet inspired, of course! And it’s not limited to the composer Gustav Holst, whose composition The Planets consists of familiar melodies to many people. You can listen to the section “Venus, The Bringer of Peace” starting at 8:11 in this video.
Vincent Van Gogh created more than one painting that included Venus, including this one, The White House at Night. Venus is so bright here that it illuminates the landscape as if it were day.
It’s one thing for your child to learn facts and gain knowledge. But how do you know when your child really gets its?
It happens when you deepen your child’s understanding by looking for links to music and art. There isn’t a subject too dry or too complex that hasn’t been brought to life through an artist’s or composer’s eyes.