They learn better if they can see a picture instead of just hearing a description. But a picture is not always available.
If your child is a visual learner, encourage her to use “mind pictures.” Here’s how:
Have your child gather her classroom or textbook notes.
Ask her to draw a picture or a diagram that represents her notes. If she doesn’t know where to start, suggest she draw the main idea in the center of her paper. Then she can fill in details around the main picture.
Ask her to explain her picture or diagram to you. Ask questions that will motivate her to include more details about the topic in her illustration.
Ask her to recall her picture without looking at the paper.
When your child has to remember information for a test, tell her to visualize her drawing in her mind. Once she understands the concept, she may not even need to make a picture; she can just imagine what she would draw.
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