Friday, 26 October 2012

Visual Sequential Memory

Hello to all our Head Start Friends and Families. We have had a busy week 2 at our Head Start Headquarters with a focus on Visual Sequential Memory.  This is an important skill to work on as it enables us to look at sequences of pictures, letters or numbers, memorise them and then recall them when necessary.
 
This is an important prerequisite for learning to spell and recognising sequences of numbers. For our littlies this week we practiced this skill through posting games, such as laying out a sequence of coloured letters and seeing whether they could post them in the correct order. For the older bunch this task was extended by posting in particular number sequences. Another fun exercise had the kids threading coloured buttons in sequential order to match those that Mum/Dad/Nana modelled for them. Similarly, coloured balls were rolled or putted into our new golf holes with a focus on particular sequences to see if the order could be replicated. This week was also a perfect week for our Go kids to really get stuck into their alphabet and counting activities and they had a great time with the magnetic letters and numbers!
 
Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all next week as we come into November and the silly season.
 
Jo and the Head Start Team :)

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