If you’re wondering why your child can recite any line from their favorite TV show but can’t remember anything from the 3 paragraphs you just read from a book, you may have a visual spatial learner (VSL).
They think in pictures and have challenges process information through auditory means.
They know their directions well but can’t remember what you just told them to do.
How to Homeschool a Visual Spatial Learner
It can be a huge challenge if you do not know your child’s learning style. Or if you’re not a visual learner yourself, it can be a huge nightmare trying to teach your child.
This was the case for us, I’m an auditory learner who learns best by reading and hearing the information while my son need to see the visual side of teaching which I didn’t realize.
This lead to many frustrating moments for him and myself.
Once I discovered he was a visual spatial learner, this changed my world.
I had been trying to do all of the things that worked for me but these things did not get through to him.
I had to change how I was teaching and find resources that would work best for him.
See here for more information on homeschool curriculum for visual learners.
Recommended Books for Visual Spatial Learners
I read all of these just to find and get a handle on what was going on with my child and these have been valuable to setting our homeschool up for success.
Let’s face it, was heading downhill before I discovered his learning style.
Visual-Spatial LearnersUpside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial LearnerPicture It!: Teaching Visual-Spatial Learners (Volume 1)A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the FutureThe Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing MindRight-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child