Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Teaching their Address

We recently embarked on a plan to teach our Pre-K daughter her complete address. I hadn't been too concerned about this because we didn't teach it to our son until he was in Kindergarten. But, her teacher reminded me that this really is the age to teach it.

So here was our plan...

Every morning as I combed her hair and put in barrettes, we practiced.

I would say it first and then she would repeat it. Then we started having her try on her own. For a while she needed help with getting the house number and zip code straight. But, gradually over the course of a few weeks she was able to say the whole thing without any help. Now we are repeating it about once every 3-4 days. Then I'll taper it down to 1x/week and then 1x/month.

This multi-tasking practice has worked well for us. It was a time-efficient way to teach something that has to be memorized.

I think the phone number will be next up. Hmmm. What else could I use this method for? Any suggestions?

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1 comment:

Alea said...

That is a good idea! I think that memorizing while doing other tasks not only saves time, but also helps lock it a way better than rote memorization.

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