Bringing neuroscience into school

Imagine walking into a classroom where it looks as if the children are playing ‘hide-and-seek’. But actually, this is a revolutionary way of having a reading lesson, EuroNews reports. A group of French pre-schoolers are learning how to read with their fingers. In addition to their ears and eyes, they use their sense of touch. This new method shakes up conventions, but is definitely helping children to learn better, because at this age touching is one of their most developed senses and comes naturally. French neuroscientist Edouard Gentaz is a well-known expert in young children’s brains. He says reading has to be acquired in three dimensions…

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