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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

Concentration Lesson - Which Way Game

by Susan Kramer

Objective: This lesson plan uses the 'Which Way Game' to develop and strengthen concentration, visual perception, and non-verbal observation/communication skills.

Participants: A leader or teacher, and students.

Ages: 3 through adult.

Preparation: Enough space for students to move around; in a regular classroom the center space can be used by sliding furniture to the sides.

Materials: A flat surface the students can move on such as tile, wood, indoor-outdoor carpet, tarmac, grass.

Accompaniment: Recorded music to fit the level of movement the students are capable of such as a march, or another selection with a steady rhythmic beat.

'Which Way Game' - While leader has students standing up and facing him in a group, he signals the direction to move just by his arm and hand waving motions. No verbal instructions given during game.

All possible directions - forward, backward, sideways - and high and low levels of moving can be explored such as close to the ground, (low level), walking upright, (middle level), or on tip-toe, (high level).

The game can use any movement the children have learned. The leader announces beforehand what kind of steps to use: Younger students can use walking steps, progressing to marching steps and slides, and skipping for advanced students. The students remain facing the leader throughout all the movement.

In the photo below, Kathy, almost 5, is sliding forward.

sliding forward

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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