Gwyn McCormack from Positive Eye has generously submitted a series of ‘Top Ideas’, which we will be sharing each month. You can read her introduction to the series and other posts here.

This specific series is centred around the importance of concept development when teaching children who have a vision impairment. The ‘Top Ideas’ can be utilised by your child’s educational setting or by a parent wanting to give a little extra help with learning from home.

Idea 16: Model making based on a story

Model making based on a storyImage Description

The images show various models and props, including an ice cream parlour, a snow monster and a boat.

Model making is an extremely important element of literacy, often overlooked. Models must be linked to the real experience to enable the child to participate in a meaningful literacy experience. Real experience – model making – literacy is more meaningful. Use multi-sensory approaches for all children within the model making activity.

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