Eye’s ability to quickly and accurately shift from one target to another is an important visual skill which allows us to accurately control where we aim our eyes. The ability to make efficient eye movement is especially important in reading. When the eyes are well trained, children will have the basic skills to read and comprehend and visualize. Visual training is the foundation skills needed for speed reading.
2. Pursuits: Train the eyes to smoothly follow moving targets in pattern. (visual training pattern printable 1, 2 and 3). Start the exercise with slow speed and move the finger puppet faster for a more challenging exercise.
3. Line tracking: (visual training printable 4 and 5). Follow the lines with your eyes without getting lost. Remember to use your eyes and not finger.