Jazzles Alliterative Collage uses the senses to learn letter shapes and sounds while developing small motor skills, creativity and even math! (For example: area, estimation and patterns).
It's a multisensory, experience all children enjoy but one that particularly benefits children with Autism or Dyslexia.
Multisensory Collage turns Phonemics Awareness activities into fun by using materials starting with the sound of the letter they are collaging. For example gluing black beans onto the letter 'b' or popcorn on to 'p'! Imagine the vocabulary development as children brainstorm alliterative words to describe their artistic masterpiece!
The Jazzles Lesson Plans provide suggestions for tactile materials, tastes and smells to enhance the joy of learning.
More Creative Ways Using Five Senses and 8 Multiple Intelligences
Called 'Multisensory Collage', and developed by Lesley Beth for Jazzles Voconics to cater for all learning styles and 8 multiple intelligences, the technique applies prolifically rich alliterative oral experiences combined
with a range of multisensory activities, often with ideas to include the senses of smell, touch and, where possible, taste.
The combination reinforces the knowledge of letter shapes while simultaneously developing associations
between the letter shape and the letter-sound being learned singing along to the Jazzles songs and musical animations.
Case Study - Adding Senses of Touch and Smell:
A child was having difficulty recalling the initial
sound 'c' in a word. Using coffee to collage the letter 'c', joining in all the ongoing discussion about collage and crumbling the coffee on to the letter shape, using multiple adjectives beginning with 'c' to name her artwork as captivating, coffee 'c', she was able thereafter to recall the sound by remembering her experience of smelling the coffee!
Jazzles craft and activities use items commonly found in every home. In this case coffee
Identify and learn letter shapes.
Clarify difficult letter shapes. (e.g. 'b' and 'd')
Develop fine motor skills.
Develop understanding of sound-letter relationships.
Nearly all children benefit and especially: including Kinesthetic Learners, English Learners, Visual Learners, Dyslexic and Sight Impaired
Click Here for the FREE download of the Jazzles Teachers Manual and more ways to use the Jazzles A-Z printable alphabet letters.