Via the New York Times today:
“Maurice Sendak, widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche, died on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83.” Courtesy of NYTimes.com
Through his illustrations, Sendak was known for taking children to a place they had never been before, and did so with a style and passion that was considered ahead of its time when “Where the Wild Things Are” was originally published published by Harper & Row in 1963 (and later released as a movie in 1996).
Today, children’s literature has been forever influenced by Sendak’s contributions. And as the next generation of learning unfolds, online games, apps and other once-thought impossible digital experiences are proving to be the next realm in which kid’s minds can be blown and learning can reach new heights.
What will the future hold for kids when it comes to expanding their imaginations and inspiring their creativity?
At Blockdot, we’d like to think that apps like the Lego® Creationary, Truffula Shuffula (the official game for the movie “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax“) and Sholastic’s Sushi Monster math game are leading the way.
Creating awe-inspiring games, apps and other digital experiences for both kids and adults is what we’re all about. Take a look at how we’re working to educate & engage a whole new generation…