There are a few different types of learning styles, and some kids are what we call “visual learners.” This isn’t a good or a bad thing, it is just the way that our brains best process information and catalog it. The school system tries to teach to all of the different learning styles, and many lessons are visual, so your child is off to a good start there.
Kids who are visual learners tend to be better served by the school system than others, but they may still need some extra support from you. As a parent, you may want to help them connect their natural learning style and strengthen some of their other learning styles.
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For now, let’s talk more about your visual learner.
What Is Visual Learning?
For visual learners, they learn best when they see things. This can look like many different things, including watching videos, seeing demonstrations, or simply watching someone “do” a math problem. These are the students who can watch their teacher do something and they can mimic it back to them – whether it is playing the guitar, solving long division, or performing an experiment.
How Do I Know If My Child Is A Visual Learner?
There are some pretty obvious cues that your child is a visual learner. These can include:
- Drawing or mapping things out;
- Taking notes using pictures or diagrams;
- Learning better when they see a picture or a video;
- Asking for someone to show them something;
- Preferring assignments that involve coloring or something visual.
There are some other signs that might symbolize a visual learner:
- They can draw pictures from memory;
- They are usually very organized;
- They have good spatial-awareness;
- They enjoy drawing;
- They often use visual aids to help explain themselves;
- They choose the more visual approach in projects.
How Can I Use This Information To Help My Child Succeed?
If this all sounds like your child, there are a few different things that you can do to help them succeed – and help them when they are struggling to learn a new topic. The first thing is that you can always show them how to do something. Walk them through the steps visually. You can also buy them highlighters and pens in different colors and allow them to take notes how they like to – even if that includes doodling. Color coding is a big part of learning for these kids.
To keep your child on track, write out to do lists and write down instructions, as this will help them to keep everything they need to do straight.
If they are struggling with topics, these are the students who do much better when they have flashcards to memorize the information. They also do well with learning from YouTube videos, watching other students work, and getting written feedback instead of verbal feedback on what went wrong.
MindFinity Helps Kids Learn Through Gameplay
Our award-winning program helps your children expand their brains and learn polymath thinking skills while dancing, playing music, doing martial arts, and moving around! You get a new game each day of the week, which takes a few minutes a day. And you can expand on the games and have your child put their imagination to use. For visual learners, the games can help to quickly spot patterns and increase their Inventive IQs, which will help them to learn better throughout their entire school career.
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