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Nature Homeschool – Kinesthetic Learning Style

Nature Homeschool

The Nature Homeschool is extremely compatible with the Kinesthetic Learning Style in your homeschool. Kinesthetic learning is active learning, hands on learning. It works well for all kids, but especially for those with dyslexia or who simply learn best this way.

Getting students outdoors to explore God’s creation, gets them excited about learning and is the perfect backdrop for tactile, kinesthetic and dyslexic learners. As a matter of fact, it’s a wonderful backdrop for all learners. 

All month long, we are investigating teaching strategies for kinesthetic and dyslexic learning. 

Nature Homeschool Walks

From the beginning of our family homeschool, nature walks have played an important role in the education of our children. It is an easy and engaging kinesthetic learning style technique if you apply a few interesting learning strategies. I’m so glad we learned early on to incorporate this style of learning! It makes for some terrific communication and conversations with my boys! We walk, we listen and look at the flora and fauna all around us. I’m amazed at the impact it has had on their education.

I used to be the teacher . . . these days as we walk and explore – they are often telling me what type of bird or bug we are looking at!  They have become inspired by this style of learning . . . to investigate further, read and research more about the animals and habitats we come across. Best of all, they have learning to recognize the fingerprints of the Creator on His masterpiece! 

Nature Homeschool

Kinesthetic Learning Style Tools

We find these nature walks and tools to be extremely beneficial to our dyslexic learner, and all our boys! They are all different, yet this hands on learning style works well for each of them. Some of the tools we use to enhance learning (and have put together in our exciting adventure packs) are listed below. 

  • Backpack 
  • Binoculars 
  • Journal 
  • Sketchbook 
  • Magnifying glass 
  • Bug viewer 
  • Measuring tape 

On one of our nature walks, we spotted and observed a stone crab, kestrel, robins, blue jays, fish, wild coffee, caterpillar, cicada, garden pineapple, and an alligator. Although, your nature walk doesn’t need to provide quite such diverse options, it was a fruitful nature walk! While alligator sightings may seem more exciting, it can be just as interesting to take a close up look at pretty weeds to discover the tiny insects hiding there. 

The boys used their magnifying glasses to take close looks at those they were able. They used their binoculars to spot the kestrel and look closely at the robins. The boys measured the width of several different trees and compared the bark and leaves in their nature journals. They sketched pictures and entered scientific data and we will continue the study by looking up additional information on the flora and fauna we saw. 

These are some of the favorite tools which have allowed us to take a deeper look into nature. Our boys are learning to recognize the fingerprints of their Creator, and to learn more about Him and the world around them by the careful study of His design. 

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at Word Family Preschool Printable

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This preschool printable at Word Family is a fun way for young students to practice making simple words. Quick and easy word game for homeschooling little ones.

How to Use the AT Word Family Pack

Print out pages, cut out letter cards. To protect your pages and letter tiles – laminate them! Students will place the letter tile in the right place, finishing the word to match the corresponding picture.

Once laminated, a dry erase marker can be used to practice writing the correct letter in the square. Consider using large envelopes to store cards along with sheets to reuse. Having educational games on hand to play and review letters and words will help to reinforce the constant learning your preschooler is soaking up!

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How to Use Notebooking Pages for Kinesthetic and Dyslexic Learners

Notebooking Pages

How to use notebooking pages – EVEN for kids who don’t like to write, or who struggle with reading and writing, notebooking pages for kinesthetic and dyslexic learners can change your homeschool! Notebooking pages are used for journaling, creative writing, expressing what students have learned in their own words.

How to Use Notebooking Pages

Tips for Notebooking Success

How to use notebooking pages for kinesthetic and dyslexic learners – also helpful for young learners!

  • Take it slowly
  • Let them dictate some if needed
  • Discuss together with your kids
  • Ask questions about what you’ve read and learned
  • Have students form their own opinions and write them out
  • Younger students or artistic ones may want to draw – then have them write what they are able. This is especially helpful for dyslexic learners.

Notebooking Pages

If students need practice writing letters, or writing simple words, so be it! Notebooking allows students to work at their own level. Push older students to go further in expressing their opinions or new-found knowledge. Help them flesh out the information by considering opposing opinions and comparison.

How to Use Notebooking Pages

Ask Questions

  • What is the strangest fact they learned?
  • What makes it different from other animals which live in your own area? (Wildlife Adventure Unit Studies)
  • Do their own observations match up with what they have read and learned?
  • What is different / What is the same?
  • Is your opinion the same as the writers? How is it different?

How to Use Notebooking Pages

Advanced Learning

Middle School, advanced or high school students should be encouraged to write persuasive papers, informative papers, or creative papers on some of the information they found most interesting, disagreed with, or want to learn more about.

Have students add in an additional creative activity, if it interests them, like photography. A snapshot of the topic and a few well written paragraphs where they practice applying knowledge and fleshing out ideas is what you are looking for.

They don’t have to write a novel – a little at a time will do . . . this is actually how those novels are written after all!

Implementing Daily Writing

You may want to focus on different things at different times. For instance, one day, you might want them to write about what they have learned, but focus on grammar and sentence structure. Another day, focus on creativity.

In most of your notebooking, you’ll want to allow them to simply express themselves – you can privately make notes about where they need improvement without correcting their notebooking pages directly. This will continue to help them write freely without worry about right or wrong answers.

Most of all, encourage them to ENJOY the process and make it their own!

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