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Kinesthetic Language Lessons for Kids - Table of Contents

1. Forming Shapes for Alphabet Letters
2. Using Hand Signs to Learn to Print "b"and "d" - this lesson is also in the Hand Signing series
3. Two Lessons to Learn About Syllables
4. Concentration Lesson - Which Way Game
5. Kinesthetic Help Reading and Writing Left to Right
6. Kinesthetic Lesson on Sentence Diagramming
7. Punctuation Lessons
8. Learn Spelling by Keyboarding
9. Indirect and Direct Objects Kinesthetic Lesson
Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons ebook or paperback

Two Lessons to Learn About Syllables

by Susan Kramer

Here are two kinesthetic methods for learning about syllables:

1. One walking step per syllable of the words in a song.

Students and teacher (at first) stand in a circle front to back and move either clockwise or counter-clockwise while slowly singing a song or reciting a familiar rhyme. (In the regular classroom the circle can be formed around the perimeter of the room by pushing furniture to the center.)

Students take one walking step per syllable with a pause in walking at commas and end stops (periods, exclamation points and question marks).

In addition to learning about syllables students learn cooperation in a group effort; clockwise and counter-clockwise directions.

2. Clap each syllable.

Teacher and students together clap each syllable in a song or verse while sitting in a group facing each other:

Example: Each separated syllable in "Little Tommy Tucker" is clapped one time.

Lit tle Tom my Tuck er
sings for his sup per.
What can he have
but bread and but ter?

Develops listening, watching, concentration, and cooperation in a group effort, plus a feeling for the rhythms of words and phrases in language.

many kinesthetic math and language lessons in this ebook / book:

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Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons
Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons by Susan Kramer

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