Quinn, a four year old pre-schooler, came to Young Rembrandt because his mom said he was too shy for team or individual sports and she wanted to have him involved in something. Since Quinn enjoyed drawing, his mom thought she would give it a try. During the first two classes, Quinn was so painfully shy that he had his mom sit right behind him. By the third class, she was sitting across the room from him. This was a small class of eight pre-schoolers, and none of them knew each other. When we drew the mice and cheese they all had in common their love for cheese (and wondered if at the end of class the instructor would cut up the cheese to share with them). Quinn actually joined in the conversation. On the last day of class, Quinn came in with a joke to tell me, and he shared it with the class. All the children enjoyed it, and I got the biggest hug from Quinn!
Founder and CEO of Young Rembrandts and Author of Being Visual