Taking a close look at the development of buildings over time is such a wonderful starting point for architecture and engineering.
The following titles are perfect for your young architect…
- Architecture According to Pigeons by Speck Lee Tailfeather
- Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty
- Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty
- Walk This World by Jenny Broom
- From Mud Huts to Sky Scrapers by Christine Paxmann
- The Story of Buildings by Patrick Dillon
- All the Buildings in New York: That I’ve Drawn So Far by James Gulliver Hancock
- Lego Architecture: The Visual Guide by Philip Wilkinson
There are also some apps which encourage building, such as Toca Boca Builders and Minecraft.
We suggest spending time looking at the buildings in your community. Sit and sketch them or capture their beauty with a digital camera to view at home. Create a journal of buildings and include the name of the building, the architect, and the date of build (these last two items can be found with a bit of research). There’s so much to take in once you start to notice the details…
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