Learning Skills

Know How A PARENT can win his daily target for Achieving best for his children? In Today competitive world, every parent has pulled up his socks to achieve best possible development of his child. We are ready to shoot our child with everything and anything that is available on this earth for his development. We are daily bombarded with the advertisements of various educational products and themes around. All claim to be the best around. Some say they will make your child genius, some say they can make him Guinness book of world record holder and blah blah blah. Some talk about holistic development – cognitive skills, communication skills and what not. The parent puts his best to get those products for his kids, but unfortunate is without out the knowledge of criteria of selection of suitable one for your kid. I appreciate your concern for development of your child. I would like that every penny you spend for him goes for the best of his development. I want to take you through a series of articles that will help you understand your child, your own learning style and points to be bore in mind while making any selection for your child. Be it a Play school, School, toy or enrolling into any activity or encouraging the well developed skills of your child or enhancing the weak skills of your child. It is commonly seen that around the age of schooling parents start getting aware about the strengths and weakness of their child. A very chirpy child might be seen struggling with his writing, reading, letter recognition etc. Alongside he struggles badly with the Self Esteem due to the common name callings “ Dumb”, “ stubborn”, “Crazy” etc. This is the time when parents fear their childs inadequacy surfacing. They have nightmares. They had always thought of their little one being the best and a winner always. But the struggle he is facing makes them feel guilty. So this article is for every parent or teacher or caregiver to figure out how they can help their child the best. Every individual be it child or adult, Male or female has its unique way of absorbing or feeling the nature around. Say for instance, what is the first thing that you observe or feel when you step out of the door in an early morning?
  • Do you first notice the blooming violets around and the colorful environment around you.
  • Do you sense the warmth of the sun or the feel the breeze around you?
  • Or Do you see the sweepers cleaning around the corner and the busy vehicles around?
It’s more than coincidence that you find yourself drawn above all else to the sights, the sensations or the sounds around you. Throughout our lives we use all our senses but tend to consistently favor one sense over the other. This natural preference dictates how we learn best – by LOOKING, by LISTENING or by MOVING. As well as what we learn and how quickly we are able to learn. Quite often, these preferences also helps shape our attitudes towards the whole educational process. Each one of us is programmed for achievement from the very time of our birth. Throughout our lives we learn by absorbing and using different bits of information from the world around us. Researchers have used terms like “VISUAL”, “AUDITORY” or “KINESTHETIC” learners depending upon their ways of observation through eyes, ears or sense of touch. But I am comfortable to use simpler terms like “ LOOKERS”, “LISTENERS” or “MOVERS” for its ease of use. I would like to convey that there is no right or wrong way of learning. And there is no way to select your way of learning. Stronger learning skills warrant well developed and happier children. Let see how these learning styles are. LOOKERS  are visual learners who rely on the sense of sight when absorbing information. They are naturally drawn to sights of familiar objects and quickly pick up on and remember visual clues such as motion, color, shapes and size. They mostly have excellent hand eye co-ordination. They excel in most of the fine motor skills. LISTENERS are auditory learners, with preference for sounds and words over information taken in by either sight or touch. Since stimulation to the ears translates into spoken language, listeners tend to be early talkers and possess very elaborate vocabulary. MOVERS are tactile (Kinesthetic) Learners, preferring hands on learning through both touch and movement. The information that movers take in through the sense of touch translates into gross motor movement – large muscle activities involving the arms, hands, legs and feet. As the topic is vast for discussion, I have decided to break it into parts to withheld the interest and be able to clearly convey the knowledge. In further articles I would help you get familiarize with the LOOKERS, LISTENERS and the MOVERS around you. A quick check to know your learning style and how it can influence your child. Will make articles age group specific as to have ease in understanding and applying this knowledge practically and be benefited with it. I will continue with articles related to various child development aspects. Stay tuned in this is just the being of the easy Learning of our little champs.

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