Brain Science

Young children are Right Brain thinkers.

Your child learns naturally through pictures, play and hands-on experiences.

 Sight Word reading is STRESSFUL to your child’s brain because these words are difficult to picture.

Typical sight word apps and games may be visually appealing – but these games do not teach word meaning.

These activities only teach to the left side of the brain using rote memorization.

Today’s most commonly used sight word activities are actually full of mindless repetition.

Like eating empty calories – memorization drills are not healthy for your young child’s brain.

Memorization  kills creativity and disconnects your child from developing a love for reading.

In fact, did you know that 75% of ALL 4th graders report that they DO NOT like to read – YIKES!

 

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Make Sight Word Reading Meaningful.

Brain imaging research shows visualization (picturing word meaning) is the best way for your child to learn.

Giving your child physical, hands-on experiences makes sight word reading playful AND meaningful

– building a whole-brain, long-term love for reading.

Why PictureFirst Sight Words Works –

Brain science now understands that Reading Comprehension comes from a very specific place in the brain.

Not only does your child need to learn HOW TO read

– but your child needs to learn that each word in the sentence is meaningful.

Good readers ‘make movies’ in their minds while reading.

If you’ve ever been completely lost in a good book, it’s because your brain is ‘seeing’ the story.

Sight Words help the brain visualize the story.

 

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BUT – that’s a lot to teach a LITTLE kid – right?!

Don’t worry – when your child learns through pictures and movement the brain builds comprehension naturally.

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When you give your child meaningful, hands-on learning the brain uses

MIRROR NEURONS to develop higher level reading comprehension.

That’s ‘nerd science’ talk for saying – What Fires Together – Wires Together.

 

To sum up A LOT of brain science, your child learns best when: charts

  • Listening Comprehension is built into learning how to read.
  • Memorization is replaced with hands-on, meaningful learning.
  • Word meaning is taught using pictures and movement.
  • Abstract sight words are linked to concrete, everyday experiences.

 

 

Want more “nerd science”?  Check out our non-profit research completed with schools throughout the Los Angeles area.

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