Sunday, August 15, 2010

Learning To Read Can Be A Bumpy Road-Bumpy Books Makes It As Easy As ABC!

Multi-sensory teaching techniques are frequently used for students with  Learning Disabilities  (LD), however, all students can benefit from this teaching style.  The more senses you engage when teaching your child to read, the more success you'll discover! 
Studies show that only 30% of the population learn visually, therefore, it is important that caregivers and teachers use teaching methods that engage all or some of the remaining senses. 
The most effective teaching method for all children, particularly those exhibiting signs of a learning difficulty, is a multi-sensory approach. In fact, this is imperative for dyslexic students.  Multi-sensory teaching is exactly as it sounds, utilizing all the senses to relay information to students.


Sapphire is a prime example of how a child can benefit from this type of teaching approach.  Her auditory processing and speech/language skills are impaired.  It is important, therefore, she utilize all of her senses, particularly touch and movement.  Her brain responds best to tactile and kinetic memories.  The multi-sensory approach enables the child to use their personal areas of strength to help them learn. 

I was recently given the opportunity to test drive the bumpy books   teaching tool and to be honest I didn't hesitate to jump on it. 
The Bumpy Books manual is a teaching tool that helps you teach your child to read.  Phonetic awareness is the first step in learning to read. 
The book allows the child to learn using the multi-sensory approach.    The child or student is given the opportunity to feel, see, hear and say each letter in the book. 

Sapphire really benefited from the tactile portion of this book.  She enjoyed tracing the letters with her finger and feeling the bumps that are strategically placed along the path of the letter shape.   Opal really appreciated the visual content in the book.  Karen Goldberg is the fabulous illustrator responsible for the design and unique illustrations in the book.  The colors are very vibrant and the pictures associated with the letters are very engaging.  I personally enjoyed the helpful hints on each page.  For example page 11's helpful hint- To make the sound "f" you should instruct the child to push the breath out through their teeth.  This allows you to teach using the sound/symbol relationship that is necessary for reading. 

Most importantly this is a teaching manual that eliminates the stress and frustration felt by caregivers who may not "know where to begin" when teaching a child to read. 

The book was developed by Ann Edwards who is a licensed  Reading Specialist and certified member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators but more importantly a MOM!  (In fact a mom of 6!!!)



Sapphire, Opal and myself give this book Five Stars!
 
In fact,  I plan on ordering several copies to give to my nieces and nephews who are entering Kindergarten this fall.
I would recommend this book for children ages 4-7 and for children struggling with reading and language development.

I feel the price tag of $25.00 is unbelievably reasonable considering the resources you are given when you purchase the book. 
I am encouraging all of my readers to go to their website and learn more about how you can purchase this wonderful teaching aid.   Click Here for a video description of how bumpy books can help your child learn to read and  here to see all the press coverage this great book is receiving. 

Now here is the exciting part! 

Ann Edwards has graciously given me the opportunity to give away a bumpy book to one of my "Three Jewels In My Crown" readers.

Here is the super easy way to get your hands on this unique book. 

1. Share with me- What is your child's favorite book to read?
2. Let me know what book you read last.  Maybe I'll check it out and suggest if to my fellow Book Clubbers(not sure if Book Clubbers is an actual word but it's my blog so I can use it if I want) :)


For additional entries you can leave me a separate comment letting me know that

  • you follow Three Jewels In My Crown
  • you subscribe to Three Jewels In My Crown via email
  • follow me on twitter and/or tweet about this giveaway

This contest is open to all residents of the United States and Canada.  The contest will commence Sept 1, 2010 at 11:59pm est.  Come on back here on  September 2, 2010 to find out who the lucky winner is.  The winner will be chosen via randomnumber.org



GOOD LUCK and happy reading everyone!
 


35 comments:

cooperl788 said...

Georgia's favorite book right now is a toss-up between Goodnight Moon and Baby Beluga.

cooperl788 said...

I just finished reading Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter. It was really awesome, mixing both historically accurate facts with the fiction of vampires thrown in. Loved it!

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I'm a follower!

C said...

Tough one! Little One LOVES *ALL* her books! She *needs* to read "Read to Your Bunny", "The Wheels on the Bus", and "Goodnight Moon" EVERY night!

C said...

The last book I read was The Time Traveler's Wife.

C said...

I follow! :)

Helen said...

Hey...sounds like an interesting approach for kids of all reading abilities. Now we just need a book that comes with ropes to tie my boys down so they'll sit down long enough :) Helen

AliLilly said...

My sweet Alie loves to read all kinds of books. I would say her favorite is her Ki-Lan's big trip to China book.

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I am a follower! :)

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I follow you on twitter :)

Mikki said...

My gd loves Alice in Wonderland. I have to read it over and over to her.
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Mikki said...

The last book I read was non-fiction. "9 Dragons" It's a really good crime book. Very interesting.

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I tweeted about this giveaway and I follow on you on twitter.

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Love and Lollipops said...

Thanks for popping by my blog!! What a pity I can't enter your competition, being all the way over here in SA. This book looks terrific!! As for favourites... my just turned 2 year old loves SPOT and MAISY!!

Mary said...

Addison's favorite book is either our Playtime Peek-A-Boo or On the Night you were born. She loves touch and feel but she's always intent when I read the other one too.

Mary said...

I just finished reading A Big Dog A book of Opposites. You meant for adults though, lol!! I have read the last Twilight book last, and listening to the Davinci Code again!

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Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

What a neat book! Emily's favorite book is Pretend Soup (a cookbook for young kids), and Clara's in The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Thanks for the chance!

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The Mom I Want To Be said...

My kids favorite books change frequently. But, it's pretty consistently one from Usborne's See Inside Series.

The Mom I Want To Be said...

The last book I read was The 19th Wife. I would recommend it.

The Mom I Want To Be said...

I am a google follower :)

The Mom I Want To Be said...

I'm following you on twitter :)

CraftyGiveaways said...

I read this simple color book to my neice since she's only 6 months old :)

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my neice's favorite book i thinkk is the little engine that could :)

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Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

Baby loves "Yucky! Yucky!"

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Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

The last book I read was a travel book for our summer vacation to DC!
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Charity said...

We like Chicka Boom Boom or any Dr Suess.

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Charity said...

I'm reading the Harry Potter Series (again)

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