A6, H4 and I2 have been into Signing Time lately. It it their current love.
I'm encouraging it.
Today A6 had a spelling "test." It is part of her Sonlight Language Arts 1 program. Honestly we don't treat it as a test at all. We just have fun seeing what she can remember.
Today she spontaneously asked, "Is it okay if I spell the words with my fingers?"
"Okay," I answered.
She then proceeded to practice fingerspelling every word on her list as she read and spelled the words aloud. After that she wrote the words down.
She had 100% recall.
It was amazing.
I've known about visual-audio-kinesthetic learning modes for a long time. I know that the more of these we use the more likely we are to remember something.
I know this.
But watching A6 today blew my mind.
My oldest struggles, struggles, struggles with spelling. I wonder if she'll try fingerspelling . . .