Every one learners differently. Several years ago (1983), Howard Gardner came up with the theory of the Multiple Intelligence. In working with several of my students, I have found that some of them are visual learners. They remember things best if I color code words we want to remember. They have a great sense of space and easily visualize objects and plan ideas out by drawing. A visual learner prefers pictures, maps and colors to organize information. They usually have a good sense of direction and can visual the way to get somewhere.
Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet, a licensed clinical social worker, defines the visual learner as someone who “needs to see it to know it.” According to Moskowitz-Sweet,
Easily distracted by noise
Holds images in his head.
Can misinterpret words, sometimes does not get the joke
Notices similarities and differences.
5. Draw maps of events
6. Use flash cards
7. Use highlighter
8. Circle words
9. Underline words
10. Talk to your child face to face. Use eye contact
11. Provide a quiet place to read and/or study
12. Color code boxes or drawers so all the socks go in the drawer with the red sticker.
Here are some great websites that promote visual learning for kids:
2. http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended2.cfm?ListID=61 ( 100 great picture books)
4. http://www.fuelthebrain.com/Guides/view.php?ID=156 (Using Venn diagrams in the classroom)