Not all children learn the same way. Our left-brain dominant kids are comfortable in the world of language. Our right-brain dominant kids thrive in the world of images. For these students, no seeing means no thinking. No thinking means no learning. Visual art training helps them develop the visual skills that are essential to their learning.
Parents as Advocates
School has been in session for a bit now which means it is time for parent teacher conferences. If you’re new to this school thing or maybe you just have a new dedication to school – here are a few things I’ve learned from my many years as a mom and partnering with teachers about what they really need from you.
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.
Let’s face it, we all could use a summer break from the past year or so. (It’s been challenging, to say the least!) Don’t worry! We’ve got five tips to help parents find the right activities for their children based on their unique interests, abilities and needs.
I just read that 4 in 10 adults reported increased symptoms of anxiety and depression during the pandemic. That’s a lot of stress to handle while parenting, but it’s also wearing us down mentally and physically. I want to share some ideas for a mental health refresh for us and our kids. Us first.
At our house, the first subject, of the first day of distance learning, was math and like students everywhere, our student wasn’t doing algebra over the summer, so he was a bit rusty. As you start the school year, notice what subjects or things your student might need to brush up on. Don’t panic.