This week I am sharing a few Tactile Tips I hope will help your homeschool. I share daily tactile tips at my facebook page, Educating Laytons Tactile Learning.
#1 Try Different Size Markers
You’d be surprised but there is something about different size markers for tactile kids. It’s sorta like that favorite pen you have? We have short, fat, thin, and everything inbetween! If writing is still a drag – try a dry erase board!
#2 Use Balloons
Write big letters and small letters on balloons, put them all on the floor, play some music so the kids walk around, stop the music and watch them dive for “Big B” or “little b”. This is also a great game to play with Sight Words! Shout the sight word and see if they can find it!
Then for a laugh … make them pop the balloons. Seriously hilarious when little ones can not pop balloons. (I have mentioned before I am the school bully, right?)
#3 Forget sensory bins, go for Letter Bags
Okay, don’t forget sensory bins. I love the preschool blogs who do the sensory bins, but I think letter bags are much easier. Add everything of the same letter in the bag, blind fold kids, then let them guess what they’re holding.
For older kids focus on adjectives. So put everything of the same texture (or shape) in the bag (smooth, rough, round). Let them guess the adjective.
#4 Act it Out
We act out EVERYTHING – this hits the gross motor tactile kids. Reenact bible stories, historical events, plays, or even manners! And it’s fun to watch a children’s presentation more so than some reality tv.
For discipline help – moms, try roll playing. We acted out how to behave in the library and it did a world of good!
Use Educational Flash Cards for tactile learners – it’s a great way to put things in alphabetical or chronological order because they can literally do it! Get cheap flash cards at dollar stores or dollar bins. Or make your own. Print information, laminate, you’re welcome! Memory work will get easier.
Do you have a tactile project to share this week? Tactile Tips? Or a hands-on learning Ingstagram shot? Link them up. Please link directly to your posts.
You never know how your idea will inspire another homeschool family!!