I was reading about learning styles this week, and was reminded that it is important to put things in a visual format for my visual child. I think this explains the frustration we have both had at Bible memory time when I ask him to verbally recite. I decided to try to make Bible memory a visual activity.
I am not a visual learner, and as you can see, not particularly accomplished in illustration. However, my son's reaction to these little visuals has been enthusiastic. In one day, he went from being able to say about half of the Psalm, with prompting and hand motions, to saying the whole thing, simply by looking at these sticky notes. Right now, we are connecting phrases with the pictures in order. I chunked the Psalm using different colors. In the future I plan to have him put each section in order, then put the colored sections themselves in order. I did use some words, but at this point those help him learn the words, not the passage.
Psalm 1 in Sticky Notes
How blessed is the man,
who does not walk in the way of the wicked,
who does not stand in the way of sinners,
who does not sit in the seat of scoffers,
but his delight,
is in the Law of the Lord, and in His Law
he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree,
firmly planted by streams of water,
that gives forth fruit in its season.
Its leaf also does not wither,
and whatever he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like the chaff which the wind blows away.
He will not stand in the day of judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.