Friday, March 15, 2013

Getting Our Hands On Learning

Most parents who have special needs kids know well the value of a Hands-On Project for school. My Gess can learn just about anything if you can find a way to literally get her hands on it. We all know that is easy to do with things like science. Who doesn't love experiments?

The challenge is finding ways to get our hands on subjects that are not quite so tangible.  Math is is tricky but there are really lots of ways if you try.  Here are just a couple examples we have used.

Patterns and Sequencing

Counting On - Basic Addition Concept

We have focused on other concepts too, such as:

Sorting Activity - Why Is It Different?

Exploring Our Senses

Reading can also be more hands on than just picking up the book.  Gess learned how to read using her hands playing Lotto.

Introducing Reading With Sight Words

Hands-On Projects not only make learning fun, they really help the student retain the information while having a lot more fun.  You can see my Hands On Activities page to see other things we have done.  Or hop on over to the Schoolhouse Review 5 Days of Teaching Creatively Blog Hop to see what Hands-On Projects they have to share.

1 comment:

SarahElisabeth said...

I like the exploring with senses activity. It reminds me of the party game with all sorts of odd things in a bag. Jelly tends to cause great confusion.


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