The fun of vacation and summer adventures are winding down and kids are back in school. This is good news in many ways – but this can also be a source of great frustration for our right-brain students. Sitting still and listening can be hard, especially for kids that need to see, touch and do in order to learn effectively.
kinesthetic learning techniques
Do you want your child to go from “I hate math” to “I love math?” Do you want them to have that teacher – the one that makes it so fun, so attainable – that it changes their entire attitude? My friend Lynn is one of those remarkable teachers, the kind you and your child will always remember.
Homeschooling is not for everyone and certainly not for the faint of heart. You may have one student in your home classroom or several, one learning style or more; but once you have an understanding of how your children think and learn, you can adapt or adopt teaching techniques that will make it work for everyone.
Is your child an auditory, visual or kinesthetic learner? Understanding how your child learns will enable you to choose appropriate instruction and activities for your child. More than one child can mean more than one learning style but there are things you can do to be sure you’re reaching all the learners in your family.
Last night our grandson Brayden had some subtraction homework to do. He had already finished his writing and sight words and his enthusiasm was beginning to fade. To reinvigorate homework time and make the math fun, his mom brought out the math manipulatives, but these were extra special manipulatives. Emily filled a small paper cup about half full of M+Ms. And as much as kids are attracted to small colorful objects, small colorful chocolate objects are really engaging. She explained that he could use the candy to count out and subtract the numbers, and when the homework was successfully completed, they were his to eat.