It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!
1. Gather information
Observation tools like line, shape, color and pattern guide adults and children in gathering information about they see.
2. Compare and contrast what you see with what you already know. It’s the “zipper” It builds on everyone’s strengths and knowledge regardless of age or achievement level.
3. Develop opinions and share ideas
There are no wrong answers as long as you can tie your opinions back to the data from your observations.
The Learning Model is playful – it’s fun – and it provides a structure to build on what you already know! Test yourself using the Observation Tools.
Parent Pocket Guides
The pocket-sized guide to visual vocabulary, in English only or bi-lingual version (English-Spanish) version, explains the meaning of different kinds of lines, shapes, colors, etc. and helps parents expand their own observation and questioning skills.
Pocket-sized bi-lingual (English – Spanish) guides suggest things to look for in the community and offer a few questions to help parents engage children in conversation and critical thinking. There are more 20 topics.
Animal Homes and Houses
Man-made vs animal made homes
Exploring entrances and exits
Exploring thin and thick shapes
Transportation clues in the neighborhood
The video introduces the learning model and some of its applications
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