Visual Learning

Visual Learning

We all have the ability to learn and we all learn differently. We use our senses to learn and sight/visual is one of these senses. Children will use all of their senses to learn i.e feeling,looking, listening, tasting and smell and will tend to have a preferred sense they use more of when learning. So in this context I will refer to the sense of sight as “visual”.

Visual children tend to learn better through visual aids and being shown what to do as opposed to just listening. If we took an insight into a classroom environment. If a teacher was teaching a maths lesson and explaining the concept of fractions, a more visual led child would want to see the teacher go through the workings out on the board and perhaps go through it 2 times as opposed to just listen to how the teacher explains the strategy. Then make notes at the same time and a can probably recall through seeing images in their head of how to work out fraction questions. Visual led children can complete simple tasks for example like how to spell by seeing pictures as they memorise it from a book.

You would have noticed yourself that your child likes to learn this way. Its great to be able to have a great preferred way of learning that the child enjoys and perhaps even better to use more of the other senses as well.

You also may of heard your child speak more of the words “I can see what your saying … “, ” I can picture that” ” It appears to me”