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April 23rd, 2009, 07:22 AM
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I've been looking for some information on how to establish Duncan's learning style and came across this quiz on Babyzone: Learning Quiz: What's Your Child's Learning Style according to this Duncan's a kinesthetic learner. I've been doing most of his lessons in a "practical" manner anyway, but I'm not sure if I'm doing enough as he often seems bored with the work infront of him.


Any suggestions on how I can "spice things up" for him.
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April 23rd, 2009, 10:00 AM
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This is one I can always answer:) My dd is VERY hands on, but also a mover. She learns best while moving.

Lapbooks might be a good option (writing, reading, can add math etc).

Any kind of math with maniplitives or doing facts while jump roping or doing any kind of movement. We use a foot-scooter in the house and sometimes skates. She can go in a circle from one room to the next (always ending up in the frontroom where I am). A small tramp would work great as well. We do this for spelling (I will call out a word and she will spell it when she gets back), and for math facts.

Computer games work well for dd too. Even though she is sitting still, her mind is busy with the colors, sound and movement of the game. We have games for math and spelling.

I will allow her to move about the room, or play on the computer (with the sound off) while I'm reading to her, and she remembers more when I let her do this. The only exception is science reading because the pictures in the book explain more than my reading it does at times:)

She does sit and do math pages, writing (though this is her most hated subject), reading (she really loves to read), and crafts/art. As she gets older, she is able to sit through longer period of time, though I still make sure she gets up to move in-between 'sit down subjects'.

Since really paying attention to what she 'needs', she enjoys school much more, though she still would rather play outside:) I also try to bring in topics that she wants to study while working through our curriculum choices.

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April 23rd, 2009, 02:27 PM
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She does sit and do math pages, writing (though this is her most hated subject), reading (she really loves to read), and crafts/art. As she gets older, she is able to sit through longer period of time, though I still make sure she gets up to move in-between 'sit down subjects'.

Since really paying attention to what she 'needs', she enjoys school much more, though she still would rather play outside I also try to bring in topics that she wants to study while working through our curriculum choices.
OMGsh Shannon, you are my hero. I'm so glad to hear that this is actually just a "personality trait" and not ADHD like his PS preschool teachers wanted me to believe. What you described here is Duncan to a tee. Thank you so much! He loves playing games on the PC, Wii or PS2 so I think I'll go and invest on some more fun educational games. Can you suggest any for a 1st grader who is still learning to read?
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