Child1st resources are designed for children who think in pictures rather than words. Picture thinkers include beginners, right-brained learners, visual and kinesthetic learners, children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism, Asperger’s, auditory processing disorder, ADHD, Down Syndrome, and more. These children learn most easily via images and body movement rather than by listening to someone talk.
Our learning resources work because we incorporate right-brained elements such as visuals, body movement, and stories into traditional left-brain content. This makes it possible for children to learn from their visual and kinesthetic strengths. Now you can teach once and reach all your students. Left-brained learners will be enriched and engaged, and those who were struggling will soar because visual learning is instant and matches their giftedness.
Teach once and level the learning field for children who struggle to learn sight words.Learn More
Support your child at home with SnapWords and watch them soar at school.Learn More
Integrate sight word acquisition with essential components of reading, phonics, and spelling.Learn More
Our alphabet uses images and stories to link letter symbols and their sounds unforgettably.Learn More
Reach for right-brained math resources so children can understand and remember math concepts.Learn More
Multi-sensory reading resources are an effective road to reading for new or struggling learners.Learn More
Right-brained resources for those who struggle to memorize and utilize spelling and phonics rules.Learn More
Resources by grade level that support all students and bring success to those who struggle.Learn More
We start with the child first. We discover their giftedness – the ways in which they learn most naturally - and design learning experiences that speak to those gifts. In this way, every child has a chance to excel and reach their highest potential.
Learn more about your child’s gifts and how to access their learning strengths.
There are two easy ways to try SnapWords® with your child in order to gauge their effectiveness as a teaching resource. First, show your child the words in this slideshow, saying each picture word, and then repeating it when you see the plain word. Next, download a sample to print.
My son was officially diagnosed [with dyslexia] this summer. His Kindergarten teacher ordered several of your products and started working with him as soon as school started back in August. Last week, he read one of your books all on his own and it was his first time ever seeing the book. He knew all of the words. I was so proud. Your program is amazing!
Purchased: Reading Resources
Seriously wish I had ordered this [math book] years ago. Well worth every penny! Used it as a refresher for my 7th grader, and to help my 4th grader who was having trouble remembering facts for longer than a week. She now understands multiplication, and since division is taught at the same time, she no longer cries at the thought of it!
"Sammy" was the student who led me to discover Snapwords. Despite numerous approaches to teaching him high frequency words, he was still not able to recall the words at the next session or sometimes even during the session. The Snapwords cards made learning and retaining high frequency words effortless. Since discovering the wonderfully effective and fun method of Snapwords, every student who previously struggled learning high frequency words is now successfully learning and retaining these words.
Martha, Special Education Teacher
Love!!! I'm a Kindergarten teacher and these [SnapWords] cards are terrific for my struggling readers and English Learners. The picture cue really helps students attach meaning to the sight word and improves recall and long term retention. Struggling students are able to learn words twice as fast by using the scaffolded side (picture side) first and then moving to the plain side. I was so pleased that I purchased sets A, B, and C. These three sets include most of the 100 words that my students have to learn by the end of Kindergarten. Highly recommend!
Purchased: SnapWords® List A Sight Word Cards
These [Children's Readers] are great! I tutor a bright six-year-old with severe ADHD and some Auditory Processing Problems. We go over and over the sounds and he is always surprised when we make these little books and he finds out that he can read!! I wish you could see his face!
Great for your elementary-aged visual learner! Good teaching aids for visual learners are hard to find, yet this workbook definitely fits the bill. Your child will remember each number by a variety of methods -- recognizing patterns, touch points, kinesthetic with shapes, games, stories, visually imprinting, and finally symbolic. These methods then translate into addition and subtraction, in a very unique way by building houses, streets, and neighborhoods. I also highly recommend the following workbook, Right-Brained Multiplication & Division.
I have now bought the alphabet cards, the alphamats, numbers 1-10, snap word cards, and level A readers and I'll soon be buying the 1-20 poster. My kindergarteners benefit immensely from these resources. I started using these alphabet cards and on the second day I had a student ask me to sit and write with him - a student who had previously been brought to tears by writing because he just couldn't figure out the letters in front of him. I am so relieved to have these as a resource. I can't thank you enough!
Sight words are important because they make up 80-90% of the words children will see in text. Reading becomes much easier when children can recognize sight words instantly. Visual, tactile, kinesthetic learners and those with reading disabilities need more than plain text. Drilling will not help! Because SnapWords® incorporate visuals, children learn as easily as a mental camera snapping a picture and storing it in long term memory. Visuals are recalled with 90% accuracy, so there is little more effective than pictures for learning and recall. Adding a related body movement to the sight word picture completes the learning experience for kinesthetic learners. Finally, because SnapWords® pictures show the meaning of the words, comprehension is enhanced. Experience SnapWords® for yourself! Get SnapWords!
Children need to be fluent with math facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division – as all higher level math comes out of this foundation. Right-brain learners and kids with dyscalculia do not learn through memorization and drill. They need to visualize and understand what is happening in the problem. They need right-brained elements for learning including color-coding, pattern discovery, hands-on practice, story, visuals, and body movement. We have designed these right-brained resources for you. Get started today!
Areas of difficulty in reading include knowledge of letter sounds, sounding out words, phonics rules, vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension. Most children who struggle with reading are right-brain, visual/spatial, or kinesthetic learners who don’t learn in traditional ways. These children learn visually and tactilely, when they see the big picture, when they can learn whole words first, when they can discover patterns that exist in words, etc. The world of reading will open up for your struggling reader when you use resources tat are designed especially with the right-brained learner in mind. Start today!
50-60% of students are right-brain learners, but traditional teaching resources are designed for left-brain dominant learners. If your child is struggling to learn, the first thing to do is try a right-brain resource to gauge its effectiveness. Right-brain learners include all children before the age of 7, those who are kinesthetic, visual, dyslexic, autistic, those with auditory processing disorder and more. If children have the opportunity to learn from their strengths, they will always exceed expectations. Learn more.
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