Reading Rocks Really Works for our Visual Learners!
This innovatative and affordable beginning Reading system is specifically designed to teach young children who are emergent readers. Reading Rocks is a fantastic tool for teaching our visual learners such as children with limited exposure to books or children struggling with phonics. Children of all ages have found success using the Reading Rocks program. Especially those that have been affected by Autism, Specific Learning Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Speech and Language Delays (including ESOL), Developmental Delays, Auditory Processing Deficits and ADD/ ADHD. Shop
Reading Rocks is a tool to teach our visual learners how to read without phonics. The program is based on teaching sight reading and comprehension through colorful magnetic pictures, flashcards and fun activity sheets. Easy for teachers, homeschoolers and parents! This organized system is designed to meet the needs of children who learn better by "Seeing and Doing" rather than "Listening and Repeating". New Research!! Read what recent research is saying about our innovative system.
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In classrooms all across the states approximately 20% of young readers are struggling with phonics. It is important to realize that phonics is not “Reading”. Phonics is a method or a tool that we teach to children so that they can sound out words. This process of sounding out words (decoding), is only one method of teaching children how to read. When this method fails other methods or tools should be employed. Reading Rocks is another tool for teaching reading to children with auditory processing deficits. To learn more on Auditory Processing difficulties the NIDCD has a terrific article that explains APD and lists some strategies to cope with the disability. You can read this article at: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/auditory.asp
So many of our children learn best when they are both visually and physically involved in the activity. In the teaching field we have a name for that, it's Kinesthetic Learning. The interaction, both physical and visual help our children retain any new information. Let's face it, even as adults most of us prefer to be hands-on. Think about the last computer software program you purchased...did you read the directions first or did you crack open the seal and start clicking-around to figure it out? Yes, yes...me, too.
Example of a Kinesthetic Center
That's because most of us just learn better that way. But for some of our children, it is the only way they can learn. So let's give them a helping hand. Most of us over 40 did learn to read by sight. Remember "See Dick and Jane"? Almost all of us picked up this morning's newspaper today and read it by sight. Click through to the next page to read more on preferred learning styles.