Can your child doodle and learn at the same time?
Whether your child has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or exhibits some of the behaviors associated with this diagnosis, you’ll appreciate and probably identify with this story. While the class of 18 kindergarten students sat quietly in a circle around the young, soft-spoken teacher as she shared the details of what makes rain, one lone child seemed to be not in the least bit interested in what Miss Lindsey was saying. Samantha wiggled and twisted and turned non-stop for the entire 10 minute weather lesson. She seemed to be looking everywhere but at the teacher she loved, and appeared to be totally “checked-out.” At the end of the lesson, Miss Lindsey asked the class who could tell her “how rain is made”. Without skipping a beat, Samantha’s hand shot up and she began to recite the lesson, practically verbatim, to the class. The teacher was astonished as she was sure that this wiggly, fidgety child didn’t hear a word she was saying.