The traditional educational model emphasizes rote learning and standardized testing, geared towards producing individuals adept at following instructions and recalling facts. While essential for building foundational knowledge, this approach often sidelines the development of creative thinking skills. As parents, it’s critical that we actively advocate for the integration of creative thinking into our children’s education.
As much as technology offers incredible learning opportunities, finding a balance between screen time and tried-and-true hands-on activities is a vital piece of the parenting puzzle.
On this blog, I have written a lot about the idea of being “right-brained” or “left-brained.” This concept, rooted in how our brains work, is often used to describe our children’s cognitive tendencies. But what does it really mean, and how can it help you understand and support your child’s unique abilities?
Trick or treating is so much fun but who really needs all that sugar in their lives? Here are some fun options that you might not have heard about or considered to get rid of some of that candy without the kids feeling like they are missing out.
This year for Halloween my 4 year old grandsons are obsessed with Frankenstein’s monster, so when it is grandma time, it is Frankenstein’s monster drawing time. Drawing him repeatedly, helps them internalize the image, making it part of their permanent visual vocabulary.
Artistic thinking is not just for budding Picassos or future concert pianists; it’s a valuable skill that can be nurtured in all children. Let’s explore the importance of teaching artistic thinking to kids and get some practical strategies for nurturing their creative minds.
When your child shows an interest in art, it’s like discovering a magical portal to a world of imagination and creativity. But how do you nurture this budding Picasso or future Frida Kahlo while keeping your walls intact?
It’s conference time at many of our schools, and I want to chat with you about approaching them in a different light, especially if you have a right-brain thinker or a child with ADD or ADHD. While it’s crucial to hear the teacher’s feedback on how your child is doing in the classroom, it’s equally important to engage in a conversation about your child as a right-brain thinker.
If you have a left-brain kid who’s nervous about doing art, Young Rembrandts classes are perfect for them. Young Rembrandts’ unique method helps kids gain great security and comfort doing art in several ways:
Have you ever noticed that when your kids come home from school, they start off all smiles but quickly descend into yelling, crying, and even throwing things, seemingly out of the blue?
So, what’s the problem here?