Congratulations! You have a right-brained child! You have one of those wonderfully creative children who learns differently and looks at the world differently. If you are a right-brained person, then you already have some idea of what life is like for your child. If you are left-brained, you may feel completely bewildered about what to do with this little person who doesn’t want to do anything the way you think it should be done!
My own Caroline is right-brained. After making it through the high-need baby stage and realizing she is a highly-sensitive and spirited child when she was a toddler, the right-brained discovery was rather anti-climatic. We’ve become accustomed to having to think outside the box with her. Homeschooling a right-brained child is just the next step!
I’ve compiled below what I hope you will find to be The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling a Right-brained Child. I’ve spent hours doing research to put all of this information in one place. I hope you will find it helpful and you will find many resources that will assist you in your homeschooling and parenting journey. If you know of any good resources I’ve missed, please feel free to let me know about them in the comments!
Please note that the inclusion of a book or link below is not an endorsement of all of its content or the content of the site on which it is located.
Books About Right Brained Children
THE RIGHT SIDE OF NORMAL: Understanding and Honoring the Natural Learning Path for Right-Brained ChildrenRight-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD ChildRight Brain Education: Changing the World, One Heart at at TimeA Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the FutureUnicorns Are Real: A Right-Brained Approach to LearningRight Brain KidsUpside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial LearnerVisual-Spatial LearnersPicture It!: Teaching Visual-Spatial LearnersRaising Topsy-Turvy Kids: Successfully Parenting Your Visual-Spatial Child
My Posts About Homeschooling My Right Brained Daughter
Many of these do not explicitly discuss being right brained, but it factors into all of these posts.
Homeschool Curriculum for a Right-brained, Spirited ChildHomeschooling Curriculum for Gifted/2e Visual-Spatial Learners10 Great Amazon Purchases for Our Creative Homeschooled GirlRelaxed Homeschooling Curriculum for a Creative Gifted ChildOur Family’s Experience with MinecraftShould elementary students formally study mathematics?Why I homeschool in the afternoon and not the morningRelaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years – A How To SeriesHow I Teach Science – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary YearsHow I Teach Math – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary YearsHow I Teach Language Arts – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years SeriesA Sample Kindergarten Homeschool Schedule for a Creative, Dreamer ChildMust Have Items for Homeschooling a Creative GirlMy Child Hates PhonicsDiscovering Your Child is Gifted – Does it matter?The Gift of Creativity and Beauty in Our HomeschoolAre you choosing the wrong learning materials for your child?
Right Brain Learning Products by Dianne Craft
Dianne Craft works extensively with right brained children and has developed many learning products to help them and their parents. Here are some of them.
Teaching the Right Brain ChildSmart Kids Who Hate to WriteRight Brain Multiplication CardsBrain Integration ManualRight Brain Phonics CardsDianne Craft Reading PackageRight Brain Phonics Reading BookCraft Right Brain Student Reader Package First Grade PackageRight Brain Paragraph & Composition Writing (When other methods haven’t worked)
Right Brain Characteristics
Your Child Might Be Right-Brained If … from The Right Side of Normal
Is Your Child Right-Brain Oriented? from The Homeschool Mom
An Introduction to the Creative, Right-Brained Learner from Apple Stars
The Gender Factor from The Right Side of Normal
General Teaching and Curriculum for the Right Brained Child
Teaching Your Right Brain Child from Child Diagnostics
Right-Brain Learners from The Homeschool Mom
Left Brain vs Right Brain in the Classroom from Scholastic
Your Puzzling Gifted Child from Child Diagnostics
Right Brain Learning from Funderstanding
Reading, Writing and Spelling for the Right Brained Child
Right Brain Writing from Child Diagnostics
Typical Right-Brained Reading Traits from Apple Stars
Reading for Right-Brained Learners from Home EDucators Resource Directory
Right-Brained Reading from The Homeschool Mom
Teaching Your Right Brained Child by Dianne Craft at HSLDA
Math for the Right Brained Child
Right Brain Math from Child Diagnostics
Right Brain Math Strategies from Child Diagnostics
The Making of a Wizard and the Crafty Side of Math from Blog, She Wrote
More Right-Brained Math Ideas from The Homeschool Mom
Right Brain Math Workbooks
Other Bloggers with Right Brained Children
Marianne at Abundant Life
Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom
Heather at Blog, She Wrote
Michelle at The Holistic Homeschooler
Tricia at Hodgepodge
Chellie at The Planted Trees