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
Everyone has a cause dear to them. Celebrate your cause with this simple how to draw video activity. Draw your ribbons and color them to support your cause! Watch and learn how fun and easy it is to draw with simple step by step instruction. If you like this short video, you’ll love Young Rembrandts drawing classes. Register for a 2018 Young Rembrandts class and get this free eBook filled with fun coloring pages for girls and boys.
Today is Teddy Bear day. Celebrate with the kids by drawing this cuddly little guy.
Do you know where the name teddy bear came from?
During the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt was in office as President of the United States. He was a hunter. While hunting in Mississippi in 1902, he refused to shoot a small bear. The Washington Post picked up on this story, and made a cartoon of the event. Toy store owners, Morris and Rose Michtom, wrote to President Roosevelt for permission to call their stuffed animals “Teddy Bears”. Teddy bears became wildly popular. Their company went on to become the Ideal Toy Company, one of the largest toy companies in the world.
LOOK OUT BELOW — the knowledge may be falling out of your kids’ brains like coconuts from this palm tree! Summer vacation is coming to an end but it’s not too late to help keep the kids’ brains active and learning. Drawing is a great way to have fun and learn at the same time. Watch how fun and easy it is to draw with simple step by step instruction. For more how to draw videos, check out the Young Rembrandts YouTube page.
If you liked this video, you’ll love learning to draw with Young Rembrandts. Sign up for a class near you today!
Tips & Tools
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!
All through elementary school kids will be assigned lists of vocabulary words to memorize. To ensure success, match the style of practice to your child’s learning style. Visual kids learn best by making the words into pictures they can remember. So get out the note cards, colored markers and make the vocabulary words visual. You can even use color to help ‘see’ the syllables.
Download the accompanying activity sheet and get started studying those spelling words.
Media & News
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.
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