Visual Spatial Learners Characteristics
By Andrew Loh
Children who exhibit visual spatial learning abilities could be the future
artist in the society. These children are the most gifted and endowed
with an ability to think in terms of images, pictures, patterns and
shapes. The key visual spatial learners characteristic is that they have
a brilliant pair of eyes that can see the nature and
environment around them in a holistic manner. These children can easily
store available events and information in a non-sequential form. This
means that they are very strong in their right lobe of the brain. Being
highly imaginative and creative comes naturally to them. Their brain is
a rich repository of internal imagery that houses thousands of pictures
all with different meanings.
These children are the most gifted when it comes to presenting things in
a visual form. Though they are day-dreamers, they are not to be confused
with a negative meaning. In fact, they will be active within the shell
of their brain to think over their own internal album that contains
representations of millions of invisible images. They are also the
astute observers of the world around them. They can easily notice even
the minute differences among the imagery that occurs around them. They
can even notice the most subtle differences among different mental
Another gift that comes naturally to these children is the ability to
grasp the meaning of their own body and others. Being spatially very
different and empowered, these children have tremendous skills in
drawing, painting, sketching, puzzles, mazes, or any other tasks that
need very finely balanced motor skills. In essence, spatial intelligence
is the ability to perceive different forms, shapes, patterns, sizes,
color and depths. With this unique ability, children can see a vibrant
image from all sides and dimensions. Another visual spatial learners
characteristic is that they have a very fine hand-to-eye
coordination apart from highly refined sense of direction.
How do you identify whether your children possess a very fine degree of
spatial intelligence? What will you do if you find that one of your
children possess this great skill? In summary, spatial learners tend to
have a linking for color and images. They are very good in drawing from
their mental images. They can even draw diagrams and maps very easily
with a great sense of direction. Young children who show a liking or
preference for stacking blocks and shapes, or for designing things that
requires sophisticated levels of spatial intelligence, are more likely
to possess both visual and spatial skills.
If you find that your children like enjoy the following activities, it
is most likely that they have very strong spatial intelligence and
Enjoy watching movies and video - Most spatial learners like to see
vibrantly colorful documentaries, movies and wild life serials. They
would like to watch the rich imagery that comes with these visuals. In
fact, they can easily make mental images by watching those film frames.
Like to see posters and pictures - Children who are spatial
learners like to draw posters and pictures. Art galleries or painting
exhibitions draw them like bees.
Using colors -
Visual-spatial learners know how to differentiate between colors and
their shades. They can mix different colors to create unusual shades.
Possess an inclination for photography - Photography is an
art form. It is surreal and mesmerizing. Children who possess spatial
thinking skills can excel in this fine art form. They can use their
mental imagery to create excellent photographs. If they get the required
training, they can be excellent photographers.
Like to design and form shapes and patterns - Spatial learners
can create shapes and patterns out of nothing. Give them clay and they will create some
sort of patterns or forms. Provide them a bucketful of sand and they
will make some forms like a building or a face!
It could be a big task for parents to train their children in spatial
thinking even if they possess it naturally. Parents should work hard to
utilize the existing skills into an exhaustive form. As a parent, you
may need to visit an expert to discuss about the possible measures that
would eventually help your children enhance the already existing skills.
Visual spatial learners could be very moody and sentimental. They would prefer
to spend their time in honing their mental imagery rather than playing
with their peers. Even when they are sitting idle, their mind will be
capturing millions of images that occur around them in many hues and
shades. One of the biggest and most significant advantages with such
children is that they can easily retrieve these mental images very
easily and without any problems. Continue to read
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