know this doesn't apply to all, but I was watching a video yesterday
and it said (I won't quote it because I know I will mess it up, so doing
the best I can with what I remember) that when children are being
lectured they only retain approx. 8% of what they heard three days
later, but when they had hands on experience, they retained approx. 80%
of what they were told. That was amazing to me. I know that is the way
I learn, hands on, but I never knew the numbers were so widespread. I
know my daughter is a hands on kind of kid and that is why we are doing a
lot of websites, worksheets, games and experiments while learning.
Just thought this was interesting and wanted to share.
Workbooks, flashcards, lectures....the Conventional Method teaches to the left brain only. But by physically involving children in the learning process you are teaching to whole brain . It is known as Total Physical Response, and studies show that children learn faster, retain more., drop out rates decrease by 90% (children retain their love for learning), and it improves the health of the brain.