A few weeks ago, I wrote about the change I’ve seen in my grandson since computer time had increased. He had what we all thought were healthy boundaries and he could be creative in the games he was playing. But even with those considerations, he was becoming more and more obsessed with the characters and the games.
I just blessed some kids in Alabama, Texas, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona and it feels GREAT! I don’t know them or their teachers, but I do know their schools can’t give them what they need. Determined to give their students art, their teachers posted their projects on Donors Choose, a website anyone can view and donate on.
Ever notice when kids don’t have their face in a screen, they’re still thinking and talking like they do. There are times my grandson seems to be speaking a foreign language, with great enthusiasm, but it’s not anything I understand. This is just not working for me anymore. I miss my grandson. I’ve been brewing on finding common ground. Finding a steady stream of things, we can talk about together. Not homework and not tech talk.
I am always reading and researching trends and ideas in kids’ education. I want to share with you what I have been reading so you can benefit as well. The first book is about something you may have been hearing a lot about recently. It has been a popular buzzword in education the last few years, grit.
There are plenty of times limiting the amount of time our kids are on their devices seems a hopeless, never ending battle, but it’s one we need to win. I have a few ideas to help you and the kids cut back on technology and discover there’s more life out there when they do.
Organization is important for children and adults alike. But, it is essential for right-brain dominant thinkers that struggle with internal order. I have created some adorable labels for you or your child to put on her drawers so she can easily keep her clothes organized and maybe even help put away her own laundry.
I started Young Rembrandts 30 years ago with the goal of helping kids develop the skills they need to be successful in and out of the classroom. Now, three decades later, we’re so excited that Young Rembrandts is celebrating its diamond anniversary with a collection of community partnership programs across a six-month celebration campaign.
Last week while cruising through my Facebook feed I was stopped dead in my tracks. I’m not sure if it was because the video post was so ‘bright’ on a gloomy Sunday afternoon, or if was just so perfect, overwhelming, and joyful, no matter what the day, time or weather.