Since we’re all housebound and Amazon is still delivering, it’s a perfect time to shop online for some fresh arts and crafts activities. All kids light up at a new creative project, but especially our right brain kids. They need to create. They need to make stuff.
In case you missed them on our Facebook page, here are our top posts in February! Be sure to LIKE the Bette Fetter Facebook page (if you haven’t already) to join in the conversation and to follow along as I share ideas and suggestions relevant to visual learners.
I cannot stress enough how important it is for our schools to integrate art into the curriculum. It can have such an impact on all facets of a child’s school experience. I found this great article from eSchool News on some great ways for schools to have a successful STEAM program.
The key to prevent summer learning loss for all kids, especially visual learners, is to make learning hands on, make it visual, add lots of art and time to create and above all – make it FUN. Summer is great for messy, creative and experimental activities because everything can be done outside!
Recently there has a been a great push toward STEM; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These fields of study are crucial in today’s business world. But, we really need to add an “A” for art, to make it complete and really reap the benefits of the innovation and creativity that being involved in the arts can produce.