Incorporating visuals into your child's learning can ignite their curiosity, improve their comprehension and make learning more fun.
Visual learning can transform a child’s learning journey as it helps incorporate the visual cognitive aspect of learning for which some children are better at.
What is Visual Learning?
Visual learning is a fascinating learning style that taps into our brain's love for images, diagrams and videos. Instead of being surrounded in a sea of words, visual learners thrive on being able to "see" what they are learning.
Visual learning is not just pretty pictures and flashy videos, it is about presenting information in a way that is easy to understand and visually appealing.
Think colour-coded notes, mind maps and other fun visual tools that make learning a more interactive and engaging experience.
The best part? Research has shown that visual learning is an incredibly effective way to retain information.
How Can Children Benefit from Visual Learning?
Visual learning is not just a trendy new approach to education; it is a proven method for improving comprehension and retention of information.
Here are some specific ways in which children can benefit from visual learning:
Better Understanding Visual aids such as diagrams, charts and images can help children visualize and understand abstract concepts better. For example, a visual representation of a Math problem can help a child understand the problem and solve it more effectively.
Increased Engagement Children are often more engaged with visually-stimulating material. Incorporating visual aids into lessons can make learning more exciting and fun, motivating children to learn and participate more actively in the learning process.
Enhanced Memory Retention Research has shown that visual aids can improve memory retention in a child. When a child sees information presented in a visual format, they are more likely to remember it for an extended period of time.
Improved Creativity Visual aids can stimulate a child's creativity and imagination. For example, drawing or sketching can help children express their ideas and concepts visually, leading to deeper learning and understanding.
Inclusivity Visual aids can benefit children with learning differences or disabilities, providing alternative ways to access information and participate in learning activities.
How we help!
Mentalmatics promotes visual learning by learning the abacus. The abacus is one of the best examples of visual learning because it teaches children to visualize the movement of the beads whenever they perform arithmetic calculations.
This can help students understand mathematical concepts better and make connections between them. Visual learning can also create more engaging and dynamic lessons, assisting students in developing stronger skills and enjoying learning more.
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