Fox 13’s The Place: Sight Words – How to Anchor Sight Word Retention with Movement and Sensory Activities
This article provides helpful activities to help your child remember and retain their sight words. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS is not a health care provider and none of our materials or services provide a diagnosis or treatment of a specific condition or learning challenge you may see in your child or student. If you seek a diagnosis or treatment for your child or student, please contact a trained professional who can provide an evaluation of the child.
We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about how to help children learn their sight words by anchoring their word retention with movement and sensory activities.
Kinesthetic learners learn best through movement activities and exercises that stimulate the brain for higher learning. They take in information best while involved in projects, role playing, standing and engaging in real life activities. Children with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, Dyslexia and other learning challenges typically learn best when anchoring different subjects to movement. Movement anchors learning.
Sight words for example, are retained much better when the child begins memorizing the words with some type of movement or exercise that also incorporates sensory play. Because sight words are accessed through our visual system, parents should place sight words above their child’s eyes to improve their visual memory so the child can retrieve the information later in school.
Fox 13’s The Place
So how do we provide kids with the movement and sensory activities they need for better retention and comprehension? Here are some fun and creative ways to incorporate different sensory activities and learning opportunities to help your child at home and in the classroom.
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