Learning by Using All of a Child’s Senses

If your child is struggling at school, stumbling over spelling or math facts or even reading, the fix may be as simple as using more of his senses in the learning process.

Years of research have shown that all of us learn differently — schoolchildren, too. Where one approach works for some kids, it fails to click with others.

This insight has given rise to the advent of multi-sensory education, which includes three modalities of learning: visual, auditory and tactile-kinesthetic (touching and moving.)

One of the area’s leading practitioners of this approach is Jane Childers, a special education teacher for 25 years and currently the Director of The Learning Center at The Lexington School.

Childers will explain these and other concepts during her presentation: “Educational Tricks for School-Aged Children” as part of the Explorium of Lexington’s Parent Seminar Series.

Childers will be at the Explorium on Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30-7:45 p.m. The event is free and the Explorium will be open and staffed for children of attendees. A light dinner also will be served. Registration is required.

Childers will explain how the use of all three modalities is a kid-friendly, effective way to improve learning.

“This works,” Childers said. “When you see kids struggling and then the light goes on, that’s what excites me.”

Info: Make reservations for your children while you attend the seminar by calling Adrienne at the Explorium. 258-3253 ext 25.