Handwriting is really just drawing letters. And every child can use a little more practice with pencil control and focusing on what they are writing without the pressure of having to generate unique thoughts to write. My 7 Days to Better Handwriting is designed to do just that.
I have compiled a list of wonderfully fun and educational activities for you to do with the kids this Spring. Also with Easter coming on Sunday, I think you will have lots of candy in the house. Why not conduct a few experiments with candy? That way you won’t have to eat it all. I’m really excited about the Peeps play dough.
We have been busy this month addressing many things such as how to Get Your Child to Be a Math Whiz and How Doing Nothing at Home Prepares Your Child for Testing. We’ve made a list of creative activities for kids and found 10 Great Math Apps for your elementary student. If you missed something feel free to check it out now.
All kids have a desire to express themselves and are drawn to make, see and do. But they need information, training and systematic skill development to gain competency. They need art class. In every other kind of art, such as music, dance and theater, there is a predetermined, systematic method of training. It is expected that with practice and repetition students will gain a level of mastery that leads to freedom of expression and creativity.
In episode 16 of Living Life as a Visual Thinker, I discuss why visual learners need to be allowed to draw and doodle. For visual thinkers, drawing is like handwriting is for auditory learners. It is extremely important for them to feel comfortable with a way to express themselves.
Spring is in the air! The trees will be budding and the baby animals will be born. Take advantage of the world coming to life again. I have compiled a list of 25 activities to get you in the mood for those beautiful sunny days of Spring (and a few for rainy days too).
For such a short month February sure packs in a lot of fun holidays. Gather the family together to ring in the lunar new year or create your own Mardi Gras celebration. There are so many options!