learners grasp ideas through doing.
They learn best when physically engaged in a "hands on" activity.
He or she involves all their senses (touch, sight, etc.) to understand
the lesson. In the classroom, they might thrive in a setting where they
can actively use different materials from stations to absorb new information...they
learn best when they can be physically active in the learning environment.
home, giving the opportunity to manipulate resources pertaining to their
studies can be a great benefit. For example, instead of providing straight
multiplication exercises, gather small items like beans or cards (if your
child adores card games like Pokemon or Yugioh, you can really grab the
attention by using these), set them up in 3 piles of 4, and have them count
the total. Actively regrouping the items physically demonstrates the concept
another example? Suppose you're trying to teach your child phonics and
how to blend sounds. Choose a colorful, printable image like a fish or
a friendly dragon that 3 inches or so in length. Divide the color into
two parts. Print out about 30 of these images. Next, on the first color,
write down a letter from the alphabet - on the second, write down a sound
combination. Then cut out all the different parts.
result? You can create simple three/four letter words that your child can
put together (this works great if you're also using a Dr. Seuss book for
reading practice). My daughter calls this "Fishtails." :-)