Most people think of drawing as a creative outlet. It’s an extra activity for the “creative types”. But that is not true. Drawing has very little to do with creativity. It is about seeing, thinking and sharing oneself. Drawing is a way to explore our thoughts, build our brain and understand the world more effectively.
One big loss from last year was writing. The literal act of writing letters and numbers on paper. This is going to affect all our learners, but especially our kindergarteners and early primary grades. A solid foundation in the early years is essential to learning.
We all know e-Learning is stressful for everyone in the house. Kids are overwhelmed with learning math and reading while simultaneously trying to navigate new technology. Parents are struggling to work while also managing online learning. Everyone is getting burnt out on being stuck at home.
Whether they are beginners or just need to remind their hands how to hold onto a pencil, coloring is a great way for your visual learner to practice using those muscles required for legible handwriting. Young Rembrandts is joining the coloring craze with their own beautifully designed and drawn coloring pages.
Recently, a new Young Rembrandts franchisee told me something awesome about her son’s university… Virginia Tech instituted a rule where all notetaking was to be done by hand. No laptops. No keyboarding of any kind. Just good old paper and pencil. (I assume pens are allowed. Haha.)