Reading Sight Words Successfully Requires Visualization and Good Mental Focus

Can you hear me now?
All of us have experienced a “dropped call”….talking to someone on the phone even after the connection has been lost! Imagine continuing to talk (or, even worse, teach) your child after the ‘connection’ has been lost. There’s NO point, right? But, that’s exactly what happens when you are trying to transmit information to a child who is not in Mental Focus.   Mental Focus is having the ability to consciously visualize (pay attention) to words. Mental Focus is the primary skill needed for learning to read sight words and learning how to create reading comprehension. A child who had developed good Mental Focus has the ability to switch from Nonverbal to Verbal thinking. All young learners naturally spend much of their time thinking Nonverbally – physical play, electronic games, and imaginative play all require strong...
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