Multi sensory understanding

In early development, children learn to understand words is by hearing adults talk about objects that the children are playing with or looking at. Seeing or handling the object or doing an action while the adult talks about it helps the child match the words to what they mean. Children need adults to model language to help them begin to understand it. We can support children to understand these models more effectively by taking a multi sensory approach to strategies.


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Lesson summary: Multi sensory understanding

Time to move!

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For 5 mins...

Move around:

On the spot:
Chair yoga

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