Building a Foundation for Learning Success

I am often asked what you can do to help a student at home gain learning success.  There are so many things to do, but keep in mind that, like building a house, you must start with some basic foundational skills.

Following is a list of tools that can help you.  Keep in mind this is by no means an exhaustive list.  It takes a professional to adequately fill in the over 150 crucial skills necessary for learning success!

  1. have your child copy basic shapes for visual motor integration

  2. have your child jump on a mini tramp while singing the ABC’s or doing math problems

  3. gymnastics and horse back riding are excellent for building a strong core for learning

  4. mazes, dot-to-dot, and hidden picture books are excellent for visual discrimination skills

  5. singing is good for the rhythm of our language

  6. crawling forward and backward are excellent skills for plugging in what might have been missed as an infant

  7. rhyme, rhyme, and more rhyming is good for reading and spelling

  8. any activity that crosses the invisible vertical mid-line of the body can help re-wire the neural pathways in the brain

  9. coloring and drawing are excellent for fine motor skills

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