Audiblox exercises are designed to overcome learning challenges. Introduced in 1970, schools worldwide have used this to improve their student’s cognitive memory skills.
Audiblox is an excellent example of enhancing memory skills. Studies have stated that weak underlying cognitive skills, including concentration, perception, memory and logical thinking, account for most learning difficulties.
Specific cognitive exercises like Audiblox can strengthen these weaknesses leading to increased performance in reading, spelling, writing, math and learning.
Audiblox exercises are great for children between the ages of seven and thirteen and can be used at school or home.
How Audiblox exercises work?
Children will be facing the teacher, preferably around a table, allowing them to see the teacher and have a surface to work on. We will usually have a group of six pupils while the others will work on different assignments. A box of blocks will be emptied onto the table by the teacher for them to use.
It is better to have a cardboard screen in front of the child so that they do not copy. Oh yes, even at this age, they know all about copying.
The teacher stacks three blocks on top of each other. Pupils must look at and memorise the order of colours and replicate it. They must not touch the blocks, only listen and visualise; pupils must follow the rules.
The teacher hides her blocks, and the pupils put their three blocks in the correct colour order.
Everybody reveals their pattern at the same time. If everyone is confident working with three blocks, the teacher moves on to four, five or more blocks.
The more blocks you use, the harder it gets to remember the colour order. These Audiblox exercises are grouped into five sessions and repeated daily and extended according to the group’s ability for about two months before moving up to the next level.
If pupils struggle to understand the concept, she will go slower with them or have a one on one session with them.
This learning technique is done every day for twenty minutes. The Pattern exercise, for example, focuses on the development of concentration and the visual understanding of position, colour, visual memory and shapes.
We try to implement this exercise early in the morning when our pupils are highly alert and concentrated. Our teachers will start with the most straightforward exercise and then move their way up to the harder ones.
Why does your child need to have memory at a young age?
Memory is an essential key to a child’s cognitive development, helping them improve planning, attention, and problem-solving skills. The programme benefits pupils with learning difficulties, especially dyslexia, ADD, and auditory, visual, or central processing problems.
The benefits include better achievements in reading, writing and mathematics, creating greater self-esteem and better motivation in pupils.
We have noticed a definite improvement due to Audiblox exercises in our pupils. Our grade three class began following the Audiblox program at the beginning of our first term. By the middle of the second term, most of the class could remember a sequence of up to fifteen colour blocks, with a few children remembering up to twenty colour blocks.
Every child in the class was able to complete a hundred piece puzzle, and the children’s basic foundation skills, counting and visual skills improved drastically.
What we have noticed from the Audiblox exercises
Audiblox exercises create a vast improvement from previous years in grade three. Audiblox has also assisted teachers in identifying children with specific problems, such as visual memory or learning difficulties. The repetition of the exercises helps these children progress in their areas of difficilty.
We believe that the exercises are most beneficial and lay a good foundation for better achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, spelling and learning.
If children fall behind, teachers can assist them correctly by providing extra attention to their difficulties or our on-site therapy sessions that address language, speech, and physiotherapy needs.
We have individual therapy sessions during class time. The pupil will have done all their course work up to date before going to therapy to avoid missing any valuable class time. Therapy time prevents the learner from being excluded from any exercises as they would have had extra time to process the material.
Audiblox exercises is a great way to set the tone of concentration for the day, improve a lot of our pupil’s behaviours for the day, and prevent any disruption of others during this time.
Our pupils cope better in short bursts of intense concentration; we find twenty minutes of Audiblox a significant amount of time to learn.
Our pupils are excited to do the Audiblox exercises and complain if we miss a day. We have observed that children enjoy a challenge and like to compete against others in a calm environment.
How can I help my child at home with their memory?
Practise Audiblox exercises at home, where you can give your child one-on-one attention and help them learn in a home environment. Many children may associate home with play, and when they have to do work, they shy away from it. Audiblox exercises are a great way to make learning fun, and it is a lovely way to bond with your child.
Breaking tasks down into smaller tasks is the best way to start. Start small with easy patterns, and then move your way up to the harder ones. You can easily purchase these blocks off Takelot for an affordable price and keep your child learning while they’re at home.
Your child needs to learn at home and be confident enough to ask you questions about things they may be struggling with or need a little bit of help. In their academic years, you need to spend quality time with your child to see where they are and aid in their growth and development.
By doing so, we can work together to encourage and support your child in any way necessary.
At Japari, we help develop memory skills. With teaching techniques like Audiblox, your child is given the confidence to build memory skills at a young age and into their schooling careers.