For visual children who enjoy using their imagination, audiobooks can provide a calming focus and an enjoyable distraction, making it easier for them to relax and enjoy the ride.
While we use both sides of our brains for almost every task we do, each side of our brain has its area of specialty, which in turn influences the way we think. Our left brain handles the parts of our lives that require a computer, calculator, calendar and clock.
Right brain creative kids and adults are enormously valuable thinkers, with boundless gifts and abilities, but are highly misunderstood, undervalued and often made to feel like we are less than.To increase understanding on who we are as thinkers and students, I’m doing a 6-month series on what it means to be a right brain thinker.
Arts and craft kits make great gifts. They’re colorful, engaging, multisensory and come with directions! To help with your shopping I’ve curated a few shopping lists, based by age. This list is for your older elementary and middle school aged kids.
Temple Grandin introduced us to the world of visual thinking as it relates to Autism Spectrum Disorders and other forms of neurodivergence in her first book, Thinking in Pictures. It was also made into a movie that does a great job illustrating what it’s like to be a visual thinker. So, I was so excited to hear that she has just released a new book, Visual Thinking.