It’s a busy time of year. It’s time to go back to school. This month we talked about a few different things that you can do to get your kids ready for the transition back to the school routine. From finding the right extracurricular activity to appreciating how your child wins with art to understanding your own thinking as a visual thinker, we have lots of information for you.
Many of the ideas that I have shared with you throughout our summer Brain Drain series are excellent tools for your visual learner to use throughout the school year to reinforce those new concepts that they will inevitably be learning, and possibly having difficulty grasping.
I have compiled a list of wonderfully fun and educational activities for you to do with the kids this Spring. Also with Easter coming on Sunday, I think you will have lots of candy in the house. Why not conduct a few experiments with candy? That way you won’t have to eat it all. I’m really excited about the Peeps play dough.
All kids have a desire to express themselves and are drawn to make, see and do. But they need information, training and systematic skill development to gain competency. They need art class. In every other kind of art, such as music, dance and theater, there is a predetermined, systematic method of training. It is expected that with practice and repetition students will gain a level of mastery that leads to freedom of expression and creativity.
Are you wondering why your intelligent, creative visual learner is struggling with math? Well, first of all, there is nothing wrong with her. Traditional math education methods require a lot of memorization and drills. There’s a focus on computation. They teach the process rather than the whole concept. This is not how your visual kid learns!