This week, let’s begin to look at the range of tactile activities that can support training content and deepen learning.
For example, the simple activity of putting pen to paper: to take notes, to complete worksheets, or to highlight reference information, can offer satisfaction to the haptic learner and increase the probability of retention.
Tactile activities can increase energy and create community. In Playfair, Matt Weinstein and Joel Goodman, describe an Imaginary Ball Toss. The trainer begins by describing the ball in his or her hand, calling out someone’s name, and pretending to throw the ball to that person. The “ball” may begin the size of a tennis ball, become a basketball, an egg, a watermelon, … Read the rest