I posted a video yesterday of my 3-year old who has developed solid multi-sensory processing for school readiness and success. Of course, multi-sensory processing is not a constant with him! If he is really absorbed in watching a favorite Peppa Pig or Caillou episode or moving his toy trains around the track, multi-sensory processing can go out the window. But, it is comforting as a parent to know that he can do it successfully and consistently.
Here are my Top 10 Phrases from the “ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum” I wrote this fall/winter that teach 0-36 month old children to be multi-sensory processors:
- It’s not time for looking at ______. It’s time for hearing my words.
- It’s not time for listening to the TV. It’s time to hear MY words.
- It’s not time for doing/__________. It’s time for hearing my words. Example: It’s not time for playing with your trains, it’s time to hear my words.
- It’s not time for listening or looking, it’s time for moving. Examples: It’s not time for watching Caillou, it’s time to go to school; It’s not time for listening to a story, it’s time to get in your bed
- I need your ears (to hear me).
- I need your eyes/I need your eyes to look (at) _______.
- I need your ears and eyes on me.
- Do you hear the ______? Now look at it and feel/move it.
- Do you see the _______? Now listen to the sound it makes and feel/move it.
- Do you feel the _____? Now look at it and listen to the sound it makes.