Exploring Architecture: Inspiration

Hi Everyone!
This week we have put together some resources to explore architecture with your kids. Today I have a selection to discover what architecture is, and some famous designs we can look to for inspiration:


Book Review: Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty, Illustrated by David RobertsWe love this book, especially since we have an architect in the family. It is a rhyming tale of a little boy with a natural flair for building, who overcomes his teacher’s distaste for architecture. Recommended for ages 3-6.Here you can lsee the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ggwqy06yQwYou can listen to it being read online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tk_nglNLQ0


Dream Job: A cute video for younger kids with a boy who wants to be an Architect, to explain what it is they do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvewCudtFZs

Take a virtual tour of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings here: https://thespaces.com/12-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-are-now-hosting-virtual-tours/?fbclid=IwAR3FCcwc77II-GggbL34f2-0efgUDNIjfMcsaIrTVz75E3o5GEpOKRxJAtg


TripSavvy-Take a trip without leaving home! Here you can find 10 Virtual Tours of Amazing Architecture from Around the World, and even go inside!: https://www.tripsavvy.com/virtual-architecture-tours-around-the-world-4842242


The Skyscraper Museum: Downloadable lessons and activities to learn about city planning and designing skyscrapers: https://skyscraper.org/educational-resources/lessons/


Architectural Digest: The Most Iconic Buildings in The World https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/most-iconic-buildings-around-the-world


Architecture Adventure Crash Course Kids video. Crash Course is a bi-weekly show aimed at 5th graders with videos on science, engineering, space, biology, chemistry and more. See the Architecture episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkJLbCCI6Zs


Kid World Citizen: Resource page with links to some of the most famous structures in the world:

https://kidworldcitizen.org/world-architecture-for-kids/


Coming Next: links to hands-on Architecture Activities you can do with your kids! Don’t forget to “follow” our page so you don’t miss this and more fun posts.

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