I have many ideas for parents and educators on how to help their visual learners. Here is a clip of a spot I did on WGN news in Chicago with some of these simple changes that can make a world of difference.
How to Draw
Drawing is a fun, low key way for your kids to practice their handwriting skills without the pressure that school can sometimes put on them.
Watch and learn how fun and easy it is to draw as Bette Fetter, demonstrates how to draw a cute cartoon Bumblebee with simple step by step instruction. If you liked this video, find more on the Young Rembrandts YouTube channel. And, Look for a Young Rembrandts class near you today!
Come join us in honoring the men and women who gave their lives to preserve our freedom this Memorial Day as Bette Fetter, founder and CEO of Young Rembrandts and author of Being Visual, invites you to a fun Memorial Day activity by demonstrating how to draw a cartoon soldier.
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The shamrock is a well known symbol of Saint Patrick’s Day. In this free, 2-minute video Bette can teach anyone the basics of drawing one. Grab your pencils and prepare to amaze yourself as you discover the Power of Drawing with Bette and Young Rembrandts!
Young Rembrandts franchisees teach over 30,000 preschool and elementary children how to draw every week. Find a local Young Rembrandts class and sign up for a weekly session today! Kids will NEVER repeat a lesson.
Tips & Tools
School can be difficult to navigate for our visual learners. The key to easing the transition is to make everything visual with colors and organization. Having the right school supplies at home for your visual learner is going to make everyone’s lives easier.
This activity is designed to help young elementary students get their thoughts on paper, before they start writing. Children have a lot of visual memories that need to be translated to words. Talking things through before writing helps get the creative juices flowing and brings specific memories to the surface. As the thoughts start flowing, have your child write down simple words (nouns and verbs) that will help when it comes time to do the actual writing.
School has begun. If you have child in grades K-2 you will likely be getting lists of sight words that your child needs to study. Learning sight words is an essential part of learning to read. For visual kids, drills and memorization can be difficult. So, I have a simple way to practice those sight words that will appeal to your visual kid’s right brain by using color to trigger their memory. Our first video shows you exactly how to implement this strategy. So watch it to see how easy it can be to practice sight words. We even have a worksheet for your reference, just click it to download!
Media & News
Is your creative, intelligent, vibrant child struggling in school? Did you have a similar experience when you were in school? You or your child may be visual learners. In a test heavy education system, more and more children are underachieving, feeling lost and misunderstood. Because, schools are focused on teaching left-brain auditory learners and our right-brain visual kids are not getting what they need to succeed.
In Being Visual, Bette Fetter, the founder of Young Rembrandts, discusses strategies to increase your visual learner’s success in school, identifying how…
– To use pictures to improve grades
– To use visual study techniques
– To use effective writing strategies
– To apply visual methods for students with ADD, dyslexia and autism
– Why drawing, doodling and imagery improves learning
– How art improves education outcomes
Along with stimulating and developing the right side of the brain, art, specifically Young Rembrandts, helps develop the visual aptitude students rely on to learn effectively.
Getting good grades is important for kids, parents and educators. Young Rembrandts programs increase a child’s academic performance by supplementing & improving on many of their core learning skills. Visual literacy is a major component of this – the ability to interpret, negotiate and make meaning from information presented visually or from a picture.
YR students’ academic performance is also increased by way of confidence and persistence – excelling in this classroom makes it easier to try and excel in their academics.
- Stimulates right side of the brain
- Develops visual aptitude
- Improves visual literacy
Don’t delay, find a class near you today! Let’s make after-school count!
Young Rembrandts teaches a right brain activity using a left-brain method, a unique approach that has worked for over 29 years. The YR program challenges and powers up both sides of the brain. We cross language barriers. We cross age groups. We push the limits of what a normal classroom can accomplish because we’re integrating the right and left brain at the same time.
- Teaches extended vocabulary
- Children learn about different cultures, people and places
- Compliments classroom academics through hands on techniques.