Kinesthetic learners or those with ADHD or ADD who are kinesthetic learners often have a hard time learning vocabulary because it is traditionally taught auditory or visual. Kinesthetic learners learn vocabulary and reading comprehension using different methods and activities than those with other learning styles, such as auditory, tactile, or visual learners. Students with a preference for the right side of the brain also learn differently than those with a preference for the left side of the brain. If traditional vocabulary word learning methods don’t work for your kinesthetic child, the teaching strategies may not match your kinesthetic child’s best and fastest learning method.
Kinesthetic vocabulary lessons and activities can speed up and improve your child’s vocabulary and reading comprehension. In a ten-year study of school districts that were failing because they were below state standards on state reading tests, each student’s Superlink, or combination of learning style and brain hemispheric preference, was found and then He taught them reading skills through his best Superlinks method. raised these schools to meet or exceed state standards within six to eight months. Kinesthetic vocabulary learning methods for kinesthetic learners were included. These worked for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Why do kinesthetic vocabulary techniques work for kinesthetic learners? Traditional methods involve looking at a vocabulary book that lists new words and their meanings or reading the words out loud. They can also include writing exercises in which the blank of the sentences is filled in with the correct word. These techniques are visual, auditory and tactile, and predominantly left brain in their strategies. This puts kinesthetic learners and right brain learners at a disadvantage because their best style of Superlinks is not being used.
For thirty-eight years I have developed a comprehensive pre-K-12 and college reading curriculum, which includes kinesthetic vocabulary activities. These have accelerated the rate at which kinesthetic learners can learn new words in a fun and engaging way.
Here are two activities from my new ebook on kinesthetic vocabulary activities that your child will love.
Kinesthetic vocabulary charades: Help your child make a list of words and their definitions. Take turns with your kinesthetic child selecting a word and acting it out silently, so the other can guess which word is being dramatized. If you go first, select a word, act it out, and have your child guess which word is acting. Then have your child select a word and act it out, and you will guess the meaning. Points can be awarded for each hit.
Make up a kinesthetic word: Have your kinesthetic child combine roots, prefixes, and suffixes to make up new words and write the meanings of each.
aquascope: a machine to see the water
astrocycle: a bicycle to ride in space.
Have your child write the word on a large flip chart while standing or stretched out on the floor. Get your child to act out the word.
For other fun and engaging kinesthetic vocabulary activities that are tried and tested that make a difference for any kinesthetic learner in grades Pre-K-12, then Kinesthetic vocabulary activities your child will love: in just 27 days improve your child’s vocabulary and reading comprehension It will give you many ideas to improve vocabulary and reading comprehension.
Why wait for an important test, like standardized reading tests, the state reading test, or the SAT or ACT for college readiness, where your kinesthetic child only has a few days to put thousands of words into his brain? Get started today and give your child the competitive edge to have great reading comprehension and vocabulary to be successful in reading or in any subject or on tests.
End your frustration by helping your kinesthetic child quickly learn vocabulary and reading comprehension in the best and fastest way through kinesthetic vocabulary strategies. I also invite you to access my free checklist to see if your child who may have been diagnosed or misdiagnosed with ADHD or ADD or who could be a kinesthetic learner could benefit from the kinesthetic vocabulary strategies at KeystoLearningSuccess.com to obtain the free checklist. Your child can also enjoy learning phonics in a kinesthetic way using Off the Wall Phonics, fun games to learn and improve reading. When you teach your child to read kinesthetically, the improvement is dramatic.