Multi Sensory approach

Kinesthetic

Body Kinesthetic intelligence is the capacity to manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills.  It involves physical coordination and dexterity, using fine and gross motor skills, and expressing oneself or learning through physical activities.

Activities done to enhance kinesthetic skills

  • Sorting
  • Matching
  • Folding
  • Holding
  • Balancing
  • Pouring
  • Beading
  • Buttoning
  • Planting
  • Sharing
  • Outdoor games like running, jumping, hopping slide, football, swing, treasure hunt, blind fold etc.
Linguistic – Linguistic Intelligence (Word smart)

Language development is of utmost importance at this age of child as it helps the child to communicate.  Stories and rhymes are used as the best resources to develop Linguistic skills.  These help  in developing the listening as well as speaking skills.  School assemblies and presentations such as show and tell, also hone the linguistic skills.  Specially designed libraries with age specific books will cater towards nurturing creativity, imagination besides fortifying communication and knowledge with an advantage for each young Johnsonian.

Activities done to enhance Linguistic skills. 

  • Circle time
  • Rhymes
  • Story telling
  • Picture reading
  • Reading
  • Writing.
Interpersonal – Interpersonal Intelligence (People smart)

Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand and interact effectively with others.  It involves effective verbal and non verbal communication, the ability to note distinctions among others, sensitivity to the moods and temperaments of others, and the ability to entertain multiple perspectives.

Quality circle Time:

It provides valuable opportunities for students to practice speaking and listening, social team-building and creativity skills whilst being an enjoyable and uplifting part of the school day or week.

It helps students  to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence.  The golden rules that Quality Circle Time enhance among the students are……….

  • We listen to people, we don’t interrupt.
  • We work hard, we don’t waste time.
  • We are kind and helpful, we don’t hurt any body’s feelings.
  • We look after property, we don’t waste or damage things.
  • We are gentle, we don’t hurt others.
  • We are honest, we don’t cover up the truth.

Activities done to enhance Interpersonal skills 

  • Circle time
  • Show & tell
  • Story telling
  • Rhymes
  • Field trip
  • Annual function
  • Group activities
Naturalistic – Naturalistic Intelligence (Nature smart)

This is a vast and fascinating subject that integrates  all spheres of life.  The study of the immediate environment involves the use of cognitive and creative ability, so that students can show a sense of curiosity and desire to explore.  Theme time involves discussions on topics related to the immediate environment of the child, topics related to animals, birds and different life forms on earth give the students an insight into his/her natural environment, thus developing his/her Naturalistic skills.

Activities done to enhance Naturalistic skills 

  • Art and craft
  • Nature walk
  • Story telling
Visual – Visual/spatial Intelligence (Picture smart)

Visual intelligence involves visual perception of the environment, the ability to create and manipulate mental images, and the orientation of the body in space.  Core capacities include mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image manipulation, and an active imagination.

Activities done to enhance visual/spatial skills: 

  • Drawing and colouring
  • Craft
  • Nature walk
  • Colour theme days
Logical – Logical Intelligence (Reasoning/Number smart)

Logical – mathematical intelligence is the ability to calculate, quantify and carry out any mathematical operation.  It enables the students to develop sequential reasoning skills, understanding of patterns, categories and relationships.  Activities like sequencing, comparing, sorting, matching etc help in developing the Logical Skills.

Activities done to enhance logical skills 

  • Threading and lacing
  • Sorting and matching
  • Puzzles
  • Patterning and sequencing
  • Art and craft
  • Rhymes and story telling
Creative – Creative Development (Emotional and Aesthetic)

Creative outcomes focus on the development of children’s imagination and their ability to communicate and to express ideas and feelings in creative ways.

Children explore sound and colour, texture, shape, form and space.  They respond in a variety of ways to what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel.  Through art, music, dance, stories and imaginative play, they show an increasing ability to use their imagination, to listen and to observe.