Multisensory lessons help students reach their full potential.
This is true of all students, but is crucial for children with special needs. Kids who don't learn via traditional schooling methods can have hard time with traditional approaches. Kids with ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and more are ignored by most curricula. Big publishing companies don't cater to our at-risk learners. Most homeschool textbooks follow their approach to learning. We often call this "school at home" instead of "homeschool." The problem is these methods don't teach in ways that kids crave and benefit from most.
Most curricula only teach with one or two learning styles. This is very hard for kids to get. They like to learn by doing - move around, touch things, dance to songs, work with manipulatives (fun, colorful objects), and draw pictures to learn. They learn with all their senses.
Traditional curricula forces them to learn lessons "the hard way" with...
- Sitting still
- Writing for every lesson
Slowly, this robs kids of the joy, happiness, and fun they could have while learning. Homeschooling becomes a chore instead of a treat.
Twenty years ago, ShillerLearning decided there had to be a better fit for families. We took the Montessori-based approach added our own twist.