Friday, 15 June 2012

Visual Sequencing

Wow can you believe we are almost at the end of term 2.  We have now put out the timetable for term 3 so make sure you sign yourselves up for another exciting term with us at the Head Start Headquarters.  If you want to let all your friends know about our classes then direct them to our website http://www.headstart.net.nz/groupinfo.html, here you will find our timetable and contact details.  Otherwise just give our friendly office ladies a call at (03) 487 9698, and they will be more than happy to help you out.

Well this week was visual sequencing, do you remember what this means and why it comes in handy for our wee Head Starters???  Well what it is, is the ability to see objects like letters and numbers, in a specified sequential order.  This is really important for handwriting, maths and reading.

So for example do they understand that the letters
c   a   t = the word cat    OR that the numbers   1 0 0 = the number 100
 
The other example we looked at this week was the sequence of a specific activity.  On the white board were examples of what order we clean our teeth in or have a bath.  This kind of sequence is all around us all the time and you can use it as a conversation starter both before and after an event.

For example, what is it you do first to get ready for bed?? or when we went to the park today did you go on the slide or swing first, what did you go on next?  You can also help them to learn to follow particular sequences by playing games that get your child to copy a sequences of moves they see you doing (no matter how silly they are!)

Well I hope you all have a good week, we only have two more sessions before we break for the school holidays.  Take Care

From the Head Start Team :)


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