My triplets do not learn by explanation, they learn by example. Auditory processing plays a role in this, due in large part to having Down Syndrome, and they really have a hard time visualizing what I am saying.
A demonstration is worth a thousand explanations, though.
When they saw me sit down to play with play dough, it was not long before they were also exploring what they could make. Having difficulty understanding a verbal or written explanation does not mean the cannot learn things. In fact, given the proper instruction and opportunity for hands on learning and repetition, they learn quite quickly.
Amelia told me she was making some train tracks.
Micah was able to balance a triangle, and give me an adorable smile.
She even tried to take over Micah's projects.
Leif has taken the lead with their time outdoors, getting Amelia to climb trees with him, and Kimberly to climb up the play set. She can be a bit playful herself, trapping Leif on the ladder.
While we do handwriting and reading, textbooks do not play much of a role in our home school days.
Instead of time spent explaining, we spend a lot of time doing, a lot of time learning....
And lots of time having fun.
God is good, always.