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A Better Way to Learn Your ABCs

According to new research, integrating whole-body movements into learning the alphabet improves students’ recollection of letter-sound pairings and hard-to-learn sounds.

September 14, 2022

Making connections between letters and sounds is a crucial skill that sets the stage for reading—and so much more. To dig deeper into the findings cited in the video, read Linn Damsgaard et al.’s 2022 study on the effects of embodied learning on children’s prereading and word-reading skills.

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