Along with being an author and speaker, I have a ‘side job’ as the CEO of Young Rembrandts Franchise, an art enrichment program for kids 3 to 12years old. After teaching thousands of children how to draw in the Chicago suburbs, we became a franchise company eleven years ago. Now, there are Program Directors across the country and internationally, that hires and train remarkable individuals to teach art to children, using the Young Rembrandts method.
Learning to draw has never been so fun, enjoyable and easy for your children! Improve your kid’s drawing technique and art skills with easy to follow video drawing tutorials. My how to draw videos are the perfect tool for kids and adults who want to learn how to draw.
You may not need another activity to add to an already busy spring, but in case you’re looking for some get-me-going inspiration, here are a few fun activities to share with your family…
Build an Art Spot. The key to success is to make sure your spot is well supplied; and that little artists can utilize it without the need of adult supervision. This means washable mediums; and place-mats, aprons or old clothes that make clean up a cinch. If you’re short on room, a low and easy-to-open drawer works well – loaded with paper and compartmentalized, tote-able supply bins. Want to really go all out with your space? Here are some amazing ideas to inspire you.
No TV Family Nights. Try “Play Night” where the kids or the whole family can dress for the event and put on a play. Here are some free playscripts to follow. You could also organize a “Kids Choice Night”; kids can pick their dinner and an activity from a parent-approved list; like bowling, a drawing session, or a backyard camp-out!
Have you run out to the store and bought your child new pencils and a drawing pad for these fun “How to Draw” videos yet? I am encouraged by the response to these 2 minute, easy to follow, step by step videos. This week we are going to learn how to draw a puppy.
Our “How to Draw” video series has been such a success that I plan on making this a regular feature on the blog. I am so encouraged by the response to these 2 minute, easy to follow, step by step videos. This simple art tool can instruct and entertain both parent and child.
Sharpen your pencils and impress yourself – as this week you learn to draw a birdhouse.
Imagine my excitement when Education.com asked me to share insight from my book, Being Visual. What an honor! If your child is a visual learner, they may be struggling in the classroom. Understanding learning styles is a fantastic way to help a child succeed academically. We parents don’t like to settle for anything less then success for our kids and I’m excited to have the opportunity to help.
Education.com is a great resource for parents and educators. They
At Young Rembrandts, an after school enrichment program that teaches kids how to draw. The more kids we teach, the more parents ask – when are we going to teach them. So we’ve recorded a few, 2 minute, easy to follow, step by step “How To Draw” videos. Get out your pencil and paper and learn to draw a monster.
Right brain, visual-spatial individuals are conceptual, non-linear thinkers and they often miss details, struggle with memorization and prefer images over words. Visual students don’t usually test well. Some may even struggle with test anxiety. But there are always going to be tests at school and we need to help our visual kids conquer their fears and improve test scores.
Here are 10 studying activities to help your visual elementary kids study:
- Make learning visual – When classroom material is presented visually, your visual student is already on their way to more successful studying. These learners remember images – not words.
- Write notes – The physical act of writing actually helps visual kids remember. Write very simple notes over and over again to help remember.
- Add Images – Along with writing words, add simple images to help trigger memory. This is great for vocabulary practice. Again, visual kids remember pictures – not words.
- Use color – Add color whenever you can. Take notes in color. Write key words in color. Write on colored notecards. Use a highlighter to help ‘see’ key information.
- Make vocabulary colorful –To practice vocabulary words, write each one on flashcards. Add an image. Use colored markers, or colored notecards. Take the learning even further by using a different color for each syllable.
I recorded a few quick and easy “How To Draw” videos to share with you. Each 2 minute video has easy to follow, step by step directions.
So sharpen your pencils and impress yourself – as you learn to draw a kitten.
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What is your child’s learning style? There are three basic learning styles; visual, tactile, and auditory. Take the test and get immediate results: Is your child a visual learner?
What do you say to your child when she tells you…
“I’m not smart. I’m not the same as the other kids. How come I don’t get good grades like they do? I’m not smart like they are.”
I met with a group of parents to share information about learning styles and ways to help our visual learning children do better in the classroom. A mother seated in the front row had raised her hand and asked that question about her 9 year old daughter.