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Learning from Real Life

It's easier to understand a new idea if the lesson includes real-life objects rather than using pictures or words. For example, the word "orange" stands for the fruit we eat as well as for the color of certain things.

But that idea may be hard for children to understand if we just tell them about it or show them pictures. If children touch, smell, peel, and eat an orange, and then look around for objects that match the color of the orange peel, the idea will come alive.

Any time a youngster is having trouble understanding something from a picture or from words, try using the real object or action itself.

Courtesy www.growingchild.com