Why Young Rembrandts Works
Multi-Sensory and Whole Brain Learning
Drawing with Young Rembrandts develops the whole brain and the whole child.
Children are visual, physical and auditory beings.
They learn best when learning involves their senses.
The more senses involved, the better the learning.
Educators and learning theorists have indentified three different learning styles; visual, kinesthetic and auditory. While we all use a combination of these, everyone tends to favor one over others; resulting in visual, kinesthetic and auditory learners. Understand your child's learning style by taking this short quiz!
Left and Right Brain Thinking
Brain researchers have identified unique traits that coincide with left and right brain learners. Left brain learners are logical, linear thinkers and tend to have strong auditory and language skills. Right brain learners are visual spatial thinkers, who learn holistically and think conceptually.
Most education systems tend to favor the left brain thinking style. Memorization, repetitive drills and test taking are all processes that work well with left brain, auditory learners. Yet research shows that 80% of children are primarily visual- spatial and tactile learners. These learners need to see, touch and do in order to learn effectively. Get more on Left and Right Brain Thinking.
Young Rembrandts and the Visual-Spatial Learner
Art has special significance to visual-spatial learners, not because they will grow up to be professional artists, but because it is a visual, tactile medium that meets children in their learning need. Young Rembrandts brings even more value to the visual tactile learner, by intentionally using art to develop learning skills that are essential to all young children.
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.
Whole Brain Learning
Modern brain research shows educators and parents what constitutes the best education for developing children. It is already clear that an education which is rich in variety, visual stimuli, cognitive development, positive reinforcement and creative thinking can help children grow brains better able to face the challenges of future learning. The Young Rembrandts Method and curriculum offer this form of brain-based learning that is crucial to the complete education and full development of modern minds.
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