Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 11:39 pm
I agree with Liz that you know your child and you are the one that knows how much to push. You want to push a little (to give a challenge) but not enough to discourage.
For memory work, you might not even do any PLL memorization, focusing on Bible (maybe MFW, maybe Sunday School or AWANA) memorization instead of PLL.
If you choose to do any PLL memorization, perhaps choose to memorize just a bit. Maybe one sentence not an entire paragraph or stanza. Start small and work bigger.
So, ladies, how do you all memorize PLL or Bible things?
Sometimes we don't TRY to memorize but simply read something several times -- and without trying we often memorize it.
For Bible verses (I'd rather their efforts go to memorizing that than PLL poems), I'll print them out (I really like http://www.biblegateway.com
for Bible verses -- it avoids me typing them in and you can choose your version) and tape them on the bathroom wall, put them on the frig, etc. This works well for a visual learner.
For other memory work, you might want to have the child read the poem (or you read it) into a tape recorder and listen to it several times later. Again, it works without really trying. This works especially well for an auditory learner.
Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 11:31 pm
We've memorized some poems and the others we have just read through and discussed or memorized just one stanza. Some of the poems are too sweet to skip, IMO.
One thing that I do to help with memory work is have the kiddos write out the poem, the verse, or whatever. And sometimes I will type the verse into Word and then print it out in a big font and tape it in the bathroom, just opposite of the seat. Then, while the child is sitting there, the verses or poem is right there. Captive audience. Works great. Other moms tape verses on the mirrors or on doors or leave cards out on the dining room table, etc.
And, as is suggested in the EX1850 TM, it's a good idea to recite the verses (or poem) a few times a day.
If you can find the verses or poems on CD or tape, playing it in the background helps. You could even get a cheap-o tape recorder and have your child record himself reading the poem (or verses) and play it a few times a day. I can still remember funny jokes my brother told on his tape recorder! I can still hear his voice. I never tried to learn those things, but there they are, 30+ years later.