Back to school can be stressful for both Home school mom's, and Regular school mom's, or even the ever growing popular, Un-school mom's! Whatever the case may be...if you have a Dyslexic child...this is most likely, more challenging!
But, there are some great tools that make life easier and relieve some of the stress to let your kids develop the joy of learning!
Here are just some of those great resources!
These are very important! Pencil grips help with Dexterity and multi-sensory for those that struggle with Dysgraphia. Normally, most Dyslexic children have some form of Dysgraphia in varying degrees.
Use these to bring a new concept in handwriting for the White Board!
Brain Games are always fun!
Using Creativity for multi-sensory learning is the best way to bring out neurological pathways! Seeing in 3D-Even better!
Sometimes seeing is believing!
Building up fine motor skills is key and helps build the cross-way paths of the brain for development and better cognitive memory. This helps the children learn and process information easily. Great way to set up the day and start with some fine-motor skill training!
Things like tying our shoes we can take for granted. Especially for the struggling Dyslexic, this poses a major challenge! Also spacial positioning can be hard. This is a great way to do some good hands-on learning!
It's always good to go back to the basics and re-read the easy stuff to keep building their phonemic awareness!!! Or better-yet, have it read for you while seeing the words. Super fun!
Well, that is it for today folks. I hope this has helped guide you in what to look out for that can really boost learning at home. Whether it is after school or home during the day...these tools are very useful for the Dyslexic learner!
Happy Learning :D
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Saturday, August 30, 2014
In U.S. News Health, one of their articles explain how doctors did an MRI test on the entire brain of those with and without Dyslexia, and came up with great results confirming differences in brain functions while reading!
Read more here.
Friday, August 29, 2014
For your children, playing is important. What happens when you mix playing with learning and then if that is not enough, add very high-tech goodness to the equation....
Great Learning-Hands On Fun-For Dyslexics too!
I think this idea is just incredible. It was built by ex-googlers and I think they really hit a home-run with it. Check out more of Osmo here!
Monday, August 25, 2014
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Entomology starts at such an early age and with all of those tiny Science experiments waiting to happen-how can you avoid getting your fingers dirty and digging to investigate them for yourself? Especially when they look and move with such fascination! Even ants-the most notorious of bugs. They are everywhere! So what better way to start class than in your very own backyard...
Looking at Ants you can observe how they live by finding an ant hill. Sometimes you can also get a kit, but I find the backyard much more fun! You can observe what they eat by putting out certain foods by these hills to see what types of food they prefer and record it in a science journal. You can observe how they are a colony and stay in line. You can study how they have order and use their scent for others. "Consider the ant..." the Bible says...You can search the scriptures on them and find some wonderful wisdom. Ants are a great way to start!
We got a butterfly kit and that was such an amazing experience for our family! The kids got to see the butterfly emerge from its cocoon and wow..to see their faces....I have never seen anything so wonderful. It almost reminded me of birth in itself and I am absolutely astonished that God would let us do such an amazing thing. I will add a link below with places you can order butterfly kits through.
Let your child's imagination change and become wiser through observations and studying God's wonderful creation. Here are some great ways to enhance learning and use some other senses to develop stronger neurological pathways!
Write and draw about what you have seen or learned. Keep it to a sentence or very short paragraph for those that have strong Dysgraphia. Or, better yet, scribe for them and let their words flow freely!
Create bugs using paint and leaves from autumn. I love the idea above!
Easy and cheap fun Creations!
Then, of course, bake something!
Below I have added a recipe that I love!! Maybe bring it to your Homeschool learning Co-op or bring it to your small Homeschool meet-ups for some fun :D
*Warning* some of the girls may not eat them lol!
Here is a recipe of Dirt and Bugs-Yummy!!