Curriculum/ Game endorsed by Nile Stanley, PhD (Reading
Professor at The University Of North
This game has everything you
need to teach reading and phonics including early reader books.
However it is successfully used to teach
vocabulary, foreign languages, writing, comprehension, listening,
communication skills, and more (grades K through 6). It is also
designed to teach up to four children (even if on different levels
and subjects) at the same time making it great for earning extra
income as a tutor...Years
of curriculum that saves (and makes) you
money and time.
The Conventional Method
An increasing number of
children do not learn using the "Conventional Method" (workbooks,
flashcards and lectures). There is a scientific reason for this.
This method delivers in serial order through verbal media
either in print or speech. Thus the Conventional Method
unintentionally shuts down the right side of the brain.
Whole Brain Teaching
Movement of our body makes information flow from
the left brain to right and back again at lightning velocity.
Teaching to the whole brain.
Total Physical Response has been found to be far more effective
than the conventional method.
Studies show that by
physically involving the children in the learning process, children
actually learn faster, retain more, drop out rates decrease by 90%,
and it reduces stress (a major cause of learning disabilities) .
Dr Amen has done some amazing research
indicating that whole brain learning/ teaching strengthens the
brain, and improves one's ability to learn. The Kinesthetic Learner (hands on learners),
children with ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, ext. learn better by using whole
brain teaching. This game reaches more children, because it physically involves them in the learning
process (whole brain teaching).
Stanley, Ph.D. reading professor, University of North Florida
recommends Ring Around The Phonics For The Classroom. He writes:
"Ideal for classroom, clinic or home, the Ring Around the Phonics
game (Ages 4 and up; for 1 to 4 players
Note: by adding 4 more game pieces, 8 children can be taught at one
time) engages children joyfully in confident learning and
produces instant growth in phonics, comprehension, reading.
listening and speaking. Start down the magical road to reading
success with this adorable, easy to learn, board game which includes
336 static cling letters, fun activity cards, phonics books and
motivating certificates. I loved the adaptability of the game for
educators to be able to be an instructional decision maker, and
address his/her own program’s standards for spelling, writing,
language, and more."
"A question from teachers and administrators often arises when
considering the purchase of an instructional game for their school.
– “Can we purchase the Ring Around the Phonics
game for our school if it is not on the state-adopted list?
“Yes! According to
Florida Statute 1006.(4)(B) up to 50 percent of the annual
allocation may be used for the purchase of instructional materials,
including library and reference books and nonprint materials, not
included on the state-adopted list".