We learn by using our senses to explore the world around us. For example, a young child learns what an orange is by feeling its shape and texture, looking at its color, smelling it, and tasting it. Therefore, we believe all the senses should be included in the process of learning how to form letters correctly. Paw Prints achieves this through our multisensory activities.
The following senses are described in Paw Prints:
- Tactile (touch)
- Proprioception (position of muscles and joints)
- Vestibular (movement)
- Visual (vision)
- Auditory (hearing)
- Gustatory (taste)/ Olfactory (smell)
We take the time to describe each sense, and explain how it can be used to help children learn handwriting techniques.
For example, gluing cheerios on a letter “O” and then running your finger over it offers the brain another way of learning the shape of the letter “O”.
Does your child have a sensory processing dysfunction? Doing the daily activities in our Paw Prints curriculum can also help the learning process for children with sensory processing dysfunction. Therefore we also discuss how sensory processing dysfunction affects a child’s behavior and ability to learn both at home, and within a classroom setting.