Right brain, visual-spatial individuals are conceptual, non-linear thinkers and they often miss details, struggle with memorization and prefer images over words. Visual students don’t usually test well. Some may even struggle with test anxiety. But there are always going to be tests at school and we need to help our visual kids conquer their fears and improve test scores.
Here are 10 studying activities to help your visual elementary kids study:
- Make learning visual – When classroom material is presented visually, your visual student is already on their way to more successful studying. These learners remember images – not words.
- Write notes – The physical act of writing actually helps visual kids remember. Write very simple notes over and over again to help remember.
- Add Images – Along with writing words, add simple images to help trigger memory. This is great for vocabulary practice. Again, visual kids remember pictures – not words.
- Use color – Add color whenever you can. Take notes in color. Write key words in color. Write on colored notecards. Use a highlighter to help ‘see’ key information.
- Make vocabulary colorful –To practice vocabulary words, write each one on flashcards. Add an image. Use colored markers, or colored notecards. Take the learning even further by using a different color for each syllable.
I recorded a few quick and easy “How To Draw” videos to share with you. Each 2 minute video has easy to follow, step by step directions.
So sharpen your pencils and impress yourself – as you learn to draw a kitten.
Click now to watch all my video drawing lessons for kids.
What is your child’s learning style? There are three basic learning styles; visual, tactile, and auditory. Take the test and get immediate results: Is your child a visual learner?
What do you say to your child when she tells you…
“I’m not smart. I’m not the same as the other kids. How come I don’t get good grades like they do? I’m not smart like they are.”
I met with a group of parents to share information about learning styles and ways to help our visual learning children do better in the classroom. A mother seated in the front row had raised her hand and asked that question about her 9 year old daughter.
All I wanted was to do art with kids — to teach and empower — to see their sweet faces light up with every new discovery. My young students thrived when they got the “how to” information they craved. And while teaching children how to draw, they taught me — again and again — how important art is to them. In my book, Being Visual, I talk about my 20 years experience teaching young kids how to draw by using their preferred learning style. The classes and teaching method were popular and effective, so I made a business out of it. But it’s never really been about the business.