Visual Basic Games and Activities

Many children learn better when new ideas are attached to images. If this is the case with your child, then chances are that he or she is a visual learner. Keep reading for information about visual games and activities that your child can engage in at home.

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Helping Your Child with Visual Games and Activities

If you think that your child is a visual learner, it's possible that he or she has been struggling to master abstract concepts and could use a little extra help. Ask your child's teacher about games and activities that you can do with your child. Be sure to gain a clear understanding of what your child is learning at school so that you can offer your help where it's most needed.

There are a variety of visual activities you can do with your child at home depending on your child's age and the subject matter. For math facts, you can use flashcards and physical objects. For social studies and history, your child might benefit from looking at a map and photographs from the era. Additionally, for reading, drawing pictures might help your child comprehend the story.

Using Visual Lessons at Home

Helping with Simple Math

If your child is struggling with adding or subtracting single digits together in math, show him or her how by using coins or candies. Begin by giving your child three candies and then two more. The visual stimulus may help your child add the numbers together. Take three away and ask your child how many are left.

Helping with Vocabulary

Even if your child is not specifically a visual learner, connecting letters and words to images can be solid way to help with his or her vocabulary. Although there are many ways to accomplish it, flashcards can be especially useful for this topic. Simply write vocabulary words on one side and place images on the other side. Go over the flashcards repeatedly with your child to help him or her learn the terms. In addition to making your own by hand, you can also find free flashcards and flashcard-makers online.

Online Games and Video Tutorials

From educational and logic-based video games to arts and crafts, the huge volume of free online games and activities can be a fun, interesting way to supplement your child's learning. PBS Kids, for example, offers dozens of learning games based on popular shows, like Sesame Street, The Electric Company and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Video tutorials will often help your child immensely if he or she is a visual learner. Websites, such as Discovery Education, offer video tutorials in a wide variety of subjects. These tutorials will walk your child through a plethora of simple and complex topics.

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