How to use creative activities to cope through life experience
May 1, 2014
Creativity proves to help children cope through life experience as adults
May 2, 2014
'How to help my child read'
October 24, 2016
When the Arts College gets asked this question on how to help their children read, most parents think it is very difficult. Children are pretty easy going, what complicates the situation is adults who are trying to get children to do things according to their ways.
There was a powerful quote on face book the other day. There was an image of various animals including an elephant, giraffe, monkey, octopus and lion. They were 'students' in the image of a safari school. The teacher said that in order for them to pass the exam they had to all climb the tree........
During the case studies in the 13 years of research, the Arts College found that many teachers and parents do the exact same thing with children. No one is ever aware that they are doing it, because they have been taught 'one' way of doing something that they are now used to, as well as confident in. When adults can 'remember' that children learn powerfully through play and balanced thinking techniques - they can help children beyond their expectations.
When the Arts College has worked with various schools, the problem the teachers were experiencing was that the children were bored, not engaging and could not remember