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
I’ve got a great way for your children to learn how to draw while giving you a few minutes to finish up those last minute holiday tasks!
5 Things to Draw for the Holidays is an eBook created for parents and children. The book is filled with 5 simple step by step instructional drawing videos for kids. Each video teaches your children to draw a different iconic holiday character. They are so much fun your children will want to draw them over and over. I designed this book so children can do these videos with friends, family or as a quiet independent activity.
The book also has great things for you on why the arts are so important to a child’s development, how it improves their performance in the classroom and the value of building basic art skills. You can use this book for one child – or with a group.
From the time Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein came onto the scene in 1818, Frankenstein’s creation has been the subject of nightmares. Take away some of the fear by learning to draw this friendly version with Young Rembrandts’s founder and CEO, Bette Fetter. The simple lines and clear instruction make it so easy to successfully draw this Halloween icon.
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!
Tips & Tools
Halloween just got easier with these 9 simple costumes inspired by famous artists. Pre-made costumes from the store are expensive and popular so everyone will be wearing them. But, with just a few items from around the house and a couple more from the store, your kid will stand out from the masses this Halloween.
For more costume ideas, check out Why Make Your Own Halloween Costume?
Let’s be honest, homework is not going away anytime soon. Whether you have a young visual learner just starting their school and homework journey or a seasoned visual learner, homework can be a source of tension in your house. Try these 9 simple ways to turn homework battles into homework wins today.
For the how and why of these ideas as well as a few more ideas, read 19 Ways to Make Homework a Breeze.
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.
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.