Going back to school can throw a curveball at our right-brain thinking champs. Sitting still and tuning in can feel like trying to leash a tornado, especially for those young explorers who learn best by seeing, touching, and doing. After-school enrichment programs are like the secret sauce for those kids who are missing out on some action-packed learning during the regular school hours. But here’s the million-dollar question: how do you pick the perfect activity for your kid?
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The fun of vacation and summer adventures are winding down and kids are back in school. This is good news in many ways – but this can also be a source of great frustration for our right-brain students. Sitting still and listening can be hard, especially for kids that need to see, touch and do in order to learn effectively.
Most people think of drawing as a creative outlet. It’s an extra activity for the “creative types”. But that is not true. Drawing has very little to do with creativity. It is about seeing, thinking and sharing oneself. Drawing is a way to explore our thoughts, build our brain and understand the world more effectively.
Here’s another shameless plug for kids taking an art class. Yes, it’s because I’m the founder Young Rembrandts, the coolest and only drawing program out there – but mostly because after years of research, I know how much doing art affects a child’s social-emotional well-being, while expanding brain function overall.
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.
Helping your child tap into their creative side doesn’t have to break the bank. Kids of all ages love to get art supplies as gifts. But don’t feel like you have to spend the big bucks to give your kids hours of creative fun. Here are 14 gift ideas, most of which you can find at your local arts and crafts store.
Given Young Rembrandts art education focus, is it important that franchisees be established in the arts to ensure success? Just as with any business, a passion for driving growth is important for success, as is a belief in the franchise’s mission of quality arts education.