When a child is able to employ his senses—sight, sound, and touch—learning takes on a whole new level of potential.
But every child actually has a preferred way to learn, and learning tends to be most effective when a child’s favorite learning path is activated during a lesson.
Though teaching through a child’s strongest pathway is good, there’s an even better way to achieve optimal learning. Children are wired to learn using multiple pathways to the brain. Research has shown that when a child is taught through all three pathways at the same time—a method known as simultaneous multisensory instruction (SMI)—he will learn significantly more than when taught only through his strongest pathway.
In other words, spelling can be easy when it’s truly multisensory!
To better serve the needs of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners, All About Spelling includes a variety of activities that activate all three learning pathways within the same lesson. This “all-in-one” type of multisensory instruction speeds up the learning process, aids in retention, and increases motivation, allowing your child to succeed. Because spelling should be easy.
Let’s take a look at some examples of how All About Spelling lessons and activities work to activate all three pathways to the brain.
If your spelling lessons always result in tears of frustration, why not employ a method that replaces the tears with a smile? Spelling can be easy when it’s multisensory.
Did you enjoy this post? Be sure to read the whole series to learn how Spelling Can Be Easy!
Are you currently using multisensory instruction with your child?
Photo credit: Michelle @ Delightful Learning.