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5 Ways Kids Learn Best - Is Your Curriculum Using These?

What you teach is crucial. It's important to have a clear scope and sequence. What you teach should be a road map to what you want children to know, believe and understand.

But I believe that how you teach is just as important as what you teach.

The reason? Because we must strive to get the truth into children's long-term memory. For that to happen, you must know how kids learn best and utilize teaching methods that will get the truth into their long-term memory.

Have you seen this?

As you can see, lecturing is the less effective way that kids learn. And yet, we continue to use this "talking head" method that doesn't work.

If you want to see the kids in your ministry learn the truth and import it into their long-term memory, then you should use the most successful methods you see in the chart above.

Let's take a look at these methods and see why they are the most effective.

1. Lecturing is the least effective way to teach children.

When you stand and teach kids with a talking head, the retention rate drops to under 10%.

2. When you kids the opportunity to read, they will remember about 10% of what you are trying to teach them.

Do you give children the opportunity to read Scripture in your class or environment?