Kinesthetic is defined as “relating to a person’s awareness of the position and movement of the parts of the body by means of sensory organs (proprioceptors) in the muscles and joints” and is used in the scholastic field as “learning through a physical activity.”
For over twenty years, Apple Hill Academy has been the daycare, preschool and learning center that parents have trusted to look after their children and help them grow. Our students have lesson plans and activities geared towards individual learning needs because we understand that each child learns a little bit differently. There are many things which set Apple Hill Academy childcare apart. Our mission is to find the most effective ways to teach children the skills they need to advance their social, emotional, intellectual, language, creative and physical development. To that end, we believe in taking a multi-sensory approach to teaching,
With multi-sensory instruction, kids use more than one sense at a time so that they make “connections” and learn concepts. While they are looking at text and pictures to read information, or “listening” to an instruction, we have the students engage with the material in more ways. For instance, if we are teaching about oranges, we give the child a chance to touch, smell and taste the orange, instead of just reading and listening to their teacher speak about how they grow. The information conveyed through touch and movement is called kinesthetic, and it helps kids connect language to words. At Apple Hill Academy, we are always looking to connect our students to the world around them in interesting ways.