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How can I tell if my child is a visual learner?

Understanding the specific way that your child learns and accommodating his learning style will help him perform better in school and develop a love of learning.

Experts have identified three types of learners; the auditory learner, the visual learner, and the physical learner. An auditory learner comprehends by listening, a physical learner comprehends by doing, and a visual learner comprehends by observing.

It’s pretty easy to spot a child who is a visual learner. He is the one who flips through a book or looking at the pictures, or would rather play with a puzzle than read from a book. To tell if your child is a visual learner, notice how he observes. Does he watch your lips move when speak to him?  Does he pay very close attention to you when you are showing him how to do something? If so, observation may be his best tool to use when learning.

Accommodating your child’s learning style is important to his academic success. First, determine what your child likes.  If he likes to play games, make sure that you purchase games that are educational. Card games are good for visual learners as they are counting, seeing numbers, and using memory. You should also make sure that he has a lot of books with pictures. He will eventually read the text that goes with the pictures, but for now, he will use the pictures to relate to the story when you read it to him.

If your child is just learning the alphabet, use puzzles with letter shapes. For maths skills, use graphs and physical objects to demonstrate the process of addition and subtraction.

More questions

Sometime around the age of four, your child will begin to take an interest in his name. This is because he is starting to learn letters and can recognise those letters that belong in his name.
Get your child’s attention immediately by whispering to him - this let’s your child think that something fantastic is about to happen!
Most four year old children are just beginning to understand the concept that letters make words, and words tell a story.
At four years of age, most children are just beginning to understand the concept that letters make words, and words tell a story.
You will find that your child is a very willing little helper at this age. Let him help you with anything that you feel he is capable of doing - all these things will help to teach him responsibility.
A typical 4 year old child is usually able to count up to ten or more
At 4 years of age, a child’s learning method is very visual.
By three years old, your child is more aware of colours, and with a little help, he or she should be able to tell them apart, and name them, soon.
A typical 3 year old can hold up the correct number of fingers when they are asked how old they are.
Even though it’s too early for your three year old to learn how to read, you can help kick start the process with a few easy tips.



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