Jamin, at Just Call Me Jamin, posted recently some notes on learning styles. I have read about learning styles before, but I think I really need to go more in depth with a study on them. My older two have been schooling okay so far, but Abby is a bit more of a challenge. I haven't worked daily with her like I should, but what I have been doing with her seems to take awhile to sink in. She is definitely able to remember things. She has memorized Psalm 139:1-10 with her sisters and has learned (on her own) a prayer from one of her books. She recites her prayer every night. At the same time she is having a slow go of it when it comes to learning her letters and reading. I am thinking that the paper/workbook type of stuff isn't her thing and maybe it would help if she traced her letters in sand/salt or made them out of play dough, etc.
I was thinking that incorporating lapbooks or notebook into our schooling this fall would be a good way of bringing more into the girls' learning and help them retain the information. I also want to do some more hands on stuff- like eating meals from the countries we study or making forts out of pretzels. I guess I am definitely going to have to plan the year a little better (which goes back to my previous post on how you plan your school year).