Our programs complement your existing curriculum
Multisensory approach addresses different learning styles and invites active participation and purposeful discovery and play. Research demonstrates that children develop through multisensory play.
Lessons teach readiness, writing, literacy, and early math skills including directionality, letter recognition, matching, vocabulary, rhyming, imitation, problem solving, patterns, and sequencing.
Children move, touch, feel, and manipulate real objects as they learn the habits and skills essential for kindergarten. Other multisensory lessons in the teacher's guides use Door Tracing, Imaginary Writing, Wet-Dry-Try, music, movement, finger plays, and building Mat Man to teach crayon grip, top-to-bottom habits, capital letter formation, body awareness, drawing, and counting skills.
Activities with hands-on materials: Wood Pieces Set, Roll-A-Dough Letters®, Stamp and See Screen®, A-B-C and 1-2-3 Touch and Flip Cards®, Tag Bags®, Four Squares More Squares®, and the Sound Around Box™ use multiple senses.
Activities break complex concepts into simple lessons that require minimal preparation time. Writing, math, and language domains are broken down into simple units to ensure success.
We demystify numbers and make math concepts relevant and fun for children.
Children also learn to identify letter symbols, both capital and lowercase, by letter names. They learn how these “symbols” work together to form printed words and how printed words relate to spoken language.
This program incorporates child-friendly teaching strategies, such as using music and movement to bring lessons to life, and multisensory manipulatives to build fine and gross motor skills. Our readiness and writing lessons teach body awareness, cooperation, taking turns, listening, crayon grip, drawing, building, letter and number recognition, and capital letter and number formation.
The Get Set for School curriculum teaches the easiest skills first and then builds on that knowledge. Lessons are taught in a sequence that makes sense developmentally. There is no assumption of prior knowledge. After children master the easier skills, they are ready to move on to more difficult lessons.
Unique Pre-Writing Activities and Letter Order
Innovative letter order and pre-writing strategies are developmentally appropriate and promote easy learning for every letter and every student.
We’ve done a task analysis of the skills children need for writing—there are many! Children need social/school behaviors to imitate their teachers and learn with others. They need vocabulary to understand directions, alphabet knowledge, and familiarity with letters and numbers. They also need fine motor skills, and awareness of size, shape, and position.
We teach capitals first. Developmentally, capitals are easier. The capital teaching order helps teach correct formation and orientation while eliminating reversals. Learning capitals first makes it easy to transition to lowercase letters.
We’re known for preparing children for writing success. We use Wood Piece Play to develop vocabulary, concepts, and motor and social skills. It’s fun to trade Big Lines and Little Curves, to sing the “Wood Piece Pokey,” and to reach into a box to find—a Big Curve—and other pieces. Hands-On Letter Play is next, and children are taught letter formation with Wood Pieces, dough, magnetic stamps, and the Wet-Dry-Try slate activity.