We have a visual learner in the family, who’s also got an ADD diagnosis, and like most visual learners struggles with writing essays. So, this weekend I showed him the sticky note trick and what normally takes him hours to complete was done in 30 minutes!
Right brain, visual-spatial individuals are conceptual, non-linear thinkers and they often miss details, struggle with memorization and prefer images over words. We need to help our visual kids adapt school to their own learning style to improve academic outcomes. Here are 12 simple ways to adapt learning for your visual child:
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Is your child an auditory, visual or kinesthetic learner? Understanding how your child learns will enable you to choose appropriate instruction and activities for your child. More than one child can mean more than one learning style but there are things you can do to be sure you’re reaching all the learners in your family.
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 have gathered an assortment of fun activities to keep your kids busy. There are activities you can do in the house and activities that are out of the house. And within each category, there are things kids can do independently and things to do as a family. Get the Rainy Day Survival Guide for FREE!