People who are strong in the body movement
intelligence like to move, dance, wiggle, walk, and swim. They
are often good at sports. They have good fine motor skills. They
like to take things apart and put them back together.
Here are ways to work with this intelligence
in your lessons:
- Go through your wallet and pull out three
things to talk about.
- Trace letters and words on each other's
- Use magnetic letters, letter blocks, or
letters on index cards to spell words.
- Take a walk while discussing a story or
gathering ideas for a story.
- Make pipe cleaner letters. Form letters
out of bread dough. After you shape your letters, bake them
and eat them!
- Use your whole arm (extend without bending
your elbow) to write letters and words in the air.
- Change the place where you write and use
different kinds of tools to write, ie., typewriter, computer,
blackboard, or large pieces of paper.
- Write on a mirror with lipstick or soap.
- Take a walk and read all the words you find
during the walk.
- Handle a Koosh ball or a worry stone during
a study session.
- Take a break and do a cross-lateral walk.
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