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Looking for any advice to teaching a tactile/kinetic style learner who is 7 years old. He struggles with reading and writing. Open to any teaching techniques, resources, websites, etc. thanks.

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Asked by Stephanie222 at 7:20 AM on Nov. 16, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I don't know if this will help, but heres a link, and it will help with reading:

    There are some weblinks on my profile, bunches actually, for children and learning. I think there may be some for writing.


    Answer by Kat122 at 7:33 AM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • You could make sentence cards or word cards and have him build sentences with them...don't forget to include different types of punctuation :)

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 9:24 AM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • In the special education school I worked in -- we used finger paints, puffy gel paints, crafting dough, letter/number magnets -- for instance if they were writing something (their name or a letter) they could use puffy paint, or even do it in finger paint. For math, we used bricks to stack, the stacking cup game, actual abacus, play money/coins, connect four -- anything they could TOUCH! !
    Good luck, mama =) Let us know if we can help out any other ways.

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 2:37 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • Try Brain gym techniques they are awesome. Different short exercises that get your brain in gear. Specific moves to do before reading etc

    Answer by onemoreday at 8:49 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • My daughter is also a kinetic learner and it was difficult to figure out what to do for her. I've found that singing songs is great, also having her do jumping jacks while we spell; anything to get her moving!

    Answer by kameka at 1:06 AM on Nov. 17, 2008


    K Powerpoints, games, and resources

    2 Proof-reading game with passages similar to DOL activities. Each passage has a grammar focus, and the students find the mistakes

    3-5 Grammar practice

    K-6 Fun Place to Learn

    All Ages Rhymes and Tales (Fluency)

    3-6 Reading Practice

    Here is a couple of websites that may of be of help to you!!

    Answer by uexpectdblesins at 9:15 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • writing without tears...just google the program. Made by an OT. Great for children with special needs.

    You don't need to buy all of it, just maybe a workbook and chalk board.

    This will help with writing.

    Not sure where the child is with reading, but word families are great ( -at, -op etc..) So maybe getting some magnetic letters and showing him that bat, can change to cat etc...and draw a picture at the same time to make the lesson stick.

    Also the child needs to know sight words and those have to be memoried. I bought a dvd at a teachers store. It's called "meet the sight words," and is very visual.

    Hope that helps.

    I homeschool and also pay for a program called "time 4 learning" might be a good supplement for reading for your son.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:03 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

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