Tools & Tips
Summer vacation has begun, now what? I encourage you to take a break but don’t let the kids be idle for too long. Without a plan for maintaining their skills, kids can lose up to 2 1/2 months of knowledge while they are enjoying the sunshine and free time that summer is all about.
The school year is coming to an end and what a crazy ride it has been. Go ahead, take a little time to relax and rejuvenate. You’ve earned it.
But don’t take too long of a break. If summer days are consistently lazy – a significant amount of what went into building your child’s brain during the school year will start to leak out. I have just the thing to prevent this loss.
Whether you are having a big dinner with your extended family or just keeping it simple with your family at home, we have found some great ideas to keep everyone busy while using up some of those plastic Easter eggs and jellybeans that are sure to fill up the Easter baskets.
Standardized tests are designed to measure a small part of your child’s ability- tests measure the kind of skills and knowledge that happen in left side of the brain – everyone has those skills, but for some visual kids those skills may not be very strong. What can you do at home to take some of the stress out of this time?
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Do you find yourself crying, throwing temper tantrums, name calling, finger tapping, sighing deeply or giving the stink eye when helping with homework?Listen in to episode 31 of Living Life as a Visual Thinker to get some great ideas to become a homework hero.
We all have two sides of the brain and while linear test score intelligence lies in the left, real genius is when we use both sides of the brain in tandem. Here are some things you can do to get your left brain linear thinkers to open up the right side of themselves.