I have many ideas for parents and educators on how to help their visual learners. Here is a clip of a spot I did on WGN news in Chicago with some of these simple changes that can make a world of difference.
How to Draw
Memorial Day is a day to be thankful for our freedom and those who have given their lives to preserve it. Help your kids honor our fallen heroes with this simple 2 minute How to draw a soldier video. What a great way to help them develop confidence in their abilities while learning about the important people in their family history.
Spring is in the air and with it comes new life and movement from the creepy crawlies. Have fun drawing this simple step by step snail. And let the creativity flow when you’re coloring. If you like this video consider enrolling your child in a Young Rembrandts class at a school or rec center near you.
Tips & Tools
All through elementary school kids will be assigned lists of vocabulary words to memorize. To ensure success, match the style of practice to your child’s learning style. Visual kids learn best by making the words into pictures they can remember. So get out the note cards, colored markers and make the vocabulary words visual. You can even use color to help ‘see’ the syllables.
Download the accompanying activity sheet and get started studying those spelling words.
This activity is designed to help young elementary students get their thoughts on paper, before they start writing. Children have a lot of visual memories that need to be translated to words. Talking things through before writing helps get the creative juices flowing and brings specific memories to the surface. As the thoughts start flowing, have your child write down simple words (nouns and verbs) that will help when it comes time to do the actual writing.
Learning sight words is an essential part of learning to read. For visual kids, drills and memorization can be difficult. So, I have a simple way to practice those sight words that will appeal to your visual kid’s right brain by using color to trigger their memory. Our first video shows you exactly how to implement this strategy. So watch it to see how easy it can be to practice sight words. We even have a worksheet for your reference, just click it to download!
We have a couple more How to videos coming up in the next few weeks so keep checking our blog and YouTube channel for new ones.
Media & News
Mothers are the backbone of our society! 92.7% of families have a mother either maintaining them alone or with a partner. That is staggering!
We at BetteFetter.com want to thank all the mothers out there who are tirelessly working, often behind the scenes, to make this world a better place for their children as well as the rest of us.
Young Rembrandts is constantly reviewing curriculum to make sure they are providing lessons that appeal to your child’s interests. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming up this Spring. These great new lessons are sure to delight and challenge your artist.
Young Rembrandts uses a unique curriculum that engages both sides of the brain so all children can participate and learn successfully. Using left and right brain strategies while teaching also helps growing children develop both sides of their brain, at a critical time in their development, resulting in whole brain learning.
With Young Rembrandts, children gain the following skills:
- Fine motor skills (handwriting)
- Attention to detail and focus
- Process, order and completion
- Visual discrimination
- Time on task
- Visual-spatial organization skills
- Expanded image vocabulary
- Persistence and follow through
- Patience, discipline and manners
- Increased self esteem and confidence
Classes are enrolling at your child’s school right now. The seats are limited so register now.
We held the Young Rembrandts Franchise 13th Annual Conference in June, where I shared why I wrote the book Being Visual. You will hear what inspired me and some letters from my readers. Listen as I share some personal stories from adults that learned about themselves or their children. Why does Being Visual matter? Why is art so important?