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.
Writing requires visual learners to translate their rich multi-dimensional images into words and get them on paper. But they often lack the sequencing skills needed to separate and to organize their thoughts. They can also struggle to create context, use comparisons and provide supporting detail because they’re used to the immediacy and holistic nature of visual thinking. Fortunately, I have lots of ways to help you help your visual learners feel more successful at writing.
Summer lends itself to lots of outdoor activities for learning. Getting the whole body involved is a great way to encourage visual learners to continue learning while still having fun. We have found lots of STEAM activities to keep the kids engaged.
Are you and the kids melting in the heat this summer? What better way to cool off than an icy glass of your favorite beverage? Get out your pencil and paper and get your mouth watering for that cool, refreshing glass. This quick 2 minute video gives you a condensed look at the Young Rembrandts method of drawing instruction.
Visual learners typically have a hard time formulating their thoughts into words when it comes time to write about something they have just read. We have created this simple activity to help them figure out what they want to say by drawing a picture first and then writing.