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How to spot a Visual Learner!

October 14, 2020

Posted by Stacey Djuana






The final learning style we’ll be talking about is Visual Learners. 65% of us are visual learners, making them the most common learner among the three! 


Children who are visual learners need to see information to process it, rather than through listening or movement. Information should come to them visually through graphics, colors, and other visual stimuli to encourage them to learn. 


There are many visual tools in a classroom such as a whiteboard, where markers can create simple illustrations and picture charts containing information on places, people, and things. Visual learners typically learn well in such an environment. They, however, may struggle to retain information when listening in as the voice may just drown them out.


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Below are some common characteristics that will help you identify if your little one is a Visual Learner! 


  1. Avid Readers -- Books are a Visual Learner’s best friend! These learners can visualize what is happening in a story in their minds. From imagining a superhero’s outfit to thinking what a monster would sound like, the possibilities for them are endless, making them powerful readers. 


Some classic books to encourage your little ones to read in the month of Halloween are Room On The Broom by Julia Donaldson and The Little Old Lady Who was not Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams, which can be found in public libraries!


  1. Creative Hobbies-- They thrive with visual information. It is no stranger that they will also enjoy artistic hobbies like drawing, reading, and writing to keep them from spacing out. In a classroom, you may see them doodling as they’re taking notes during lessons to supplement their learning. 


  1. Pictures over Words--  For them, pictures speak louder than words.  You may even find them remembering locations and faces rather than names as they process images faster than words! 


Find out your child’s learning style here




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