Sensory activities have been proven to increase learning and concentration, especially in struggling learners. Therefore, it makes sense that, as homeschooling parents, we would engage our children’s senses in as many of their lessons as possible—their sense of sight; their sense of touch; their sense of taste (where applicable); their sense of hearing; even their sense of smell, if it’s possible. It isn’t always easy; but sometimes, a little bit of extra effort can be the difference between a child who remembers (and enjoys) the lesson, and one who is bored and disinterested, absorbing little of the available material.
Spelling is one such subject that is often overlooked, ignored, or shuffled aside. In many cases, it is dull, boring repetition, drilling rules and words into your child’s head until they have them memorized—but what if it didn’t have to be?