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ARTb is an extensive set of exercises and activity books and products designed to help develop executive functioning and creativity in children and adults alike.
TUTORIAL FOR PARENTS:
ARTb can be introduced to children as young as two effectively. That being said, we realize that many parents haven’t any history in coaching or teaching young children and therefore might like some tips and tricks. For this reason we have developed an introductory .PDF with sample exercises and scripts to set your own expectations and process to how one might introduce the concept of identifying instructions and acting upon two different instructions in an exercise to a young child.
DOWNLOAD the START-HERE .PDF FOR PARENTS HERE
THE DEVELOPMENTAL CURVE
GLOSSARY of Terms:
Altering flat material by condensing and crushing the material into a more three-dimensional form
“James crumpled up the piece of paper and thew it in the wastebasket”
Ripping a material to some extent
“Suzy always tears the gift wrapping away with such excitement!”
Ripping a material with intent on the direction and final result of such action
Sticking one item to another with the use of an adhesive substance
“She dabbed the tissue paper into some glue and stuck it onto the canvas.”
Using scissors or another sharp tool to carefully severe a material at intentional points
“He cut a perfect circle from that paper with his scissors.”
Intentionally creasing material to allow for different spatial configurations
“It is said that one cannot fold a piece of paper more than 7 times; but is that true?”
Identifying like items according to various features.
“Those two solid black hexagons match.”
Stick two materials together using a third material with at least one adhesive side.
“We will tape the two pieces together with a strip of duct tape.”