Homework is going to be a part of your child’s school experience for many years. Whether you have a right brain thinker just starting school or an older right brain student, I have found lots of great ways to make homework time easier through the years.
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At Young Rembrandts we’ve been interviewing kids that have been drawing with us this past year. For some kids, drawing was a way to continue the classes they were used to at school. For others, it was a way to keep their minds off the stress they were feeling around them.
One big loss from last year was writing. The literal act of writing letters and numbers on paper. This is going to affect all our learners, but especially our kindergarteners and early primary grades. A solid foundation in the early years is essential to learning.
As your kids get older, they work more independently, so you may not think talking with the teachers is important, but because they work more independently, finding out what’s happening is even more important, especially for visual and ADD students.
This last month of school can be challenging for everyone. Kids are squirrely. Parents are feeling burned out from all the end of year activities and a full year of homework battles. And, teachers are at their wits end trying to keep everyone engaged just a little bit longer. Not to worry, we have some great ideas for brain breaks and alternative learning activities to keep the kids interested.
Children who learn to draw using the Young Rembrandts method develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills, order and sequencing abilities, visualization, and self-discipline as well as fundamental art skills. Enroll your child in a class at her school today.
Who doesn’t want to hear they’re awesome?! For the most part, awesome is in the eyes of the beholder and as parents of visual kids we can see the awesome and appreciate all the special quirks and talents that come with being a visual learner. A creative type, whose room is pile after pile of experiments or projects, who drives us absolutely crazy trying to get out the door on time and who can make a 10 minute homework assignment last all afternoon.