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 see the book trailer. You can listen to it being read online.

Image: Abrams Books for Young Readers

Dream Job: A cute video for younger kids with a boy who wants to be an Architect, to explain what it is they do.

Take a virtual tour of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings here:

Photo by Kirk Thornton on Unsplash

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!

Photo by Mattia Bericchia on Unsplash

The Skyscraper Museum: Downloadable lessons and activities to learn about city planning and designing skyscrapers!

Images: The Skyscraper Museum

Architectural Digest: The Most Iconic Buildings in The World

Photo by Jovyn Chamb on Unsplash

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:

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

Photo by Jeremy Bezanger on Unsplash

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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