Kinesthetic Learners

Often, kinesthetic learners are misunderstood. Their need for movement is sometimes viewed as a behavior problem. These are often the students who are constantly being told to "sit still" in their desks. Unfortunately the more we urge kinesthetic learners to sit still, the more they seem to need to move.
Once we understand that movement IS a learning style, the more success we will have with these very special learners. We can learn to make the need to move work FOR us.

 

What is hard for them and why they struggle

Kinesthetic and tactile learners need to move in order to take in and process information, but most often they find themselves in classrooms where they are expected to sit quietly, listen, and follow directions. Normally, children are taught verbally, are given verbal directions, and much about learning is memorization and pencil and paper practice. The more kinesthetic learners are expected to sit still and listen, the less possible it becomes for them to learn.

How we can help

Child1st addresses the needs of the kinesthetic learner by incorporating hand and body motions, visuals and story in every concept taught. Lessons provide hands-on practice. We have spent years developing teaching resources that by their very nature are multisensory and meet the needs of kinesthetic/tactile learners.

ABC's

Learn letters and their sounds through embedded visuals and associated body motions.

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SnapWords® Lists

Every SnapWords® image is associated with a matching body motion that is stored in visual and body memory.

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SnapWords® Kits

Provide an extensive sight word vocabulary and enjoy the teaching resources with detailed “how to’s”

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Phonics and Spelling

Teach the structure of words using a visual and tactile method of learning that appeals to kinesthetic learners.

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Reading

Easy-for-Me™ programs rely heavily on visual and tactile elements to teach reading successfully.

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Math

Math concepts are taught with visuals, movement, and story that meet the needs of kinesthetic learners.

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