I recently watched a few episodes of the new Netflix series, Tidying Up, with Marie Kondo. The show is interesting and a bit overwhelming to watch, at least for me it was, because it’s the whole house. Here are some Pros and Cons on what I saw and thoughts on how to apply her ideas to your kid’s spaces:
There’s a new show on Netflix that I couldn’t resist watching; Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.
Marie is a petite soft-spoken Japanese woman, with two young children, who’s mission is “to spark joy in the world through tidying”. I have never heard the words ‘joy’ and ‘tidying’ in the same sentence, so I had to watch.
In a test heavy education system, more and more children are underachieving, feeling lost and misunderstood. Schools are focused on teaching left-brain auditory learners and our right-brain visual kids are not getting what they need to succeed. My book, Being Visual, helps parents better understand their visual tactile child and shares specifics strategies to increase their success in school.
For the last 3 weeks of summer break, our visual kids need to brush up on math facts! For most visual kids, math is not a favorite subject. As I mentioned in my book, Being Visual, our right brain kids are great with the conceptual side of math but memorizing facts and taking tests really rattles them.
I was recently adding activities in the calendar for my grandson when I realized that we have only 5 WEEKS of summer vacation left! Whether you have more or less time to your summer vacation, the fact is that those hard earned academic skills, especially reading, writing and math, require constant reinforcement throughout the summer. Let’s start with some writing practice.
Success as a visual thinker requires investing in yourself and believing in your value as a creative, big picture thinker. If you need a reminder of how awesome you really are, I encourage you to take a few minutes to listen to this love letter to visual learners.
Young Rembrandts was created to help all children have access to art and feel confident in their ability to learn anything. Young Rembrandts franchise owners share this desire to make a difference in their own communities. Here is a quote from a Young Rembrandts franchisee in Chicago about what a difference owning a Young Rembrandts franchise has made in her life and community.
Owning a Young Rembrandts franchise is such a rewarding experience and a wonderful way to give back to the communities you are a part of all while making your own schedule. Here is a quote from a Young Rembrandts franchisee in Canada about what a difference Young Rembrandts has made in her life.
The kids in our area have been out of school for three weeks now and while I’m delighted to see my grandson enjoying his summer “off,” I can’t help thinking school is going to be back sooner than we think. If you have a child that struggled with their times tables at the end of fourth grade, fifth grade is coming soon, and without practice over the summer, fifth grade is going to be even harder. What to do?