Listening to an experienced reader is as important to learning how to read and developing fluency as actually reading the words. Reading aloud to kids helps expand their literacy skills, love of reading, worldview, and more.
The majority of our students are visual learners, so we need to pay more attention to the development of their visual skills. Our schools are very focused on verbal literacy, but visual literacy is essential to success in the classroom, especially for our visual learners. Visual literacy requires us to be able to read, write and interpret visual images, so we need to help our children gain proficiency.
Today, much to our daughter’s delight, our grandson displayed an outpouring of all the ways he’s been learning to write. Brayden attends a great preschool and has been consistently exposed to letters, numbers and opportunities to write. Being a kinesthetic, active little boy he does write but often prefers more physical, social activity. Yet, today was a special day. Brayden sat and wrote and wrote and wrote his name! With much delight and pride in what he was doing, he wrote all the letters in the correct order again and again.
I have gathered an assortment of fun activities to keep your kids busy. There are activities you can do in the house and activities that are out of the house. And within each category, there are things kids can do independently and things to do as a family. Get the Winter Survival Guide for FREE!