Research has shown that one of the best predictors of spelling and reading
abilities in children depends upon a child's knowledge of letter names and
sounds at an early age (Hammill, 2004; Scarborough, 1998; Schatschneider,
Fletcher, Francis, Carlson, & Foorman, 2004).
With that in mind we created Planting ABC in a Garden of Memory.
When you read the book have your child hold the map
"After we read Planting ABCs, Samuel said "I do it" and went through the book himself, and then the map, following the trail with his finger, saying the names of the letters out loud."
Description of the book
Using a mind palace is a great way to remember things. The idea is to associate what needs to be remembered with strong visual images in a set location (spatial learning). Planting ABC in a Garden of Memory pins letters to funny images within a set environment, utilizing alliteration to achieve proper pronunciation, and an ABC rhyme for faster acoustic memorization of the alphabet based upon the usage of sound patterns and syllable repetition.
From ancient Greece, to Sherlock Holmes, and all of the memory masters in between, the mind palace has existed for centuries and is the perfect tool to help your child learn their ABCs.
Use Planting ABC in a Garden of Memory as a resource to help your child advance through their ABCs and onto beginning reading by combining historic and cutting-edge techniques of memory management which help to establish immediate associations that shift learning from short term to long term memory.