How to Develop Child’s Learning Ability in PRIMARY SCHOOLER. (6 to10 Years of age) – LOOKER SKILLS
Looker skills enable a child to observe his surroundings, remember what he sees, visualize concepts and coordinate his eyes with his hands. Therefore, we may find primary grader with below average Looker skills to have difficulty with reading and writing, addition and subtraction, story problems and artwork all of which require skills that he does not naturally posses.
Whatever be his current ability level, a primary graders Looker skills can be enhanced or improved through the use of specially chosen playthings and activities. Children who are lookers by nature will welcome their parent’s efforts to provide more of the visual experiences they adore. Listeners and Movers may need a bit more convincing in the form of activities that overlap with their favored stimuli, be that auditory or tactile. Whatever your first graders inborn style, the following ideas will help you develop his Looker Skills and enjoy each other’s company in the process.
Enhancing a Primary Schooler’s existing Looker Skills.
- Study Maps with your child. He will enjoy this graphic bird’s-eye view of his town, city or state.
- Lookers enjoy assembling model cars and planes from kits.
- A telescope will trill your Looker.
- Jigsaw puzzle of a favorite subject is a good activity.
- Plan a trip to planetarium.
- Lookers enjoy all types of video games.
- Encourage your Looker to do typing accurately and with speed.
- Get some Origami sheets and books with instructions of paper folding
- Allow your child to build his own animated story book while building his reading and writing skills using Sticker story books.
Encouraging the development of LOOKER Skill in Primary Schooler’s who are LISTENER.
- Take your child to a visit to an Art Gallery. Talk about the characteristics of different pieces of art, and allow him plenty of time to return to those works that he finds most appealing.
- Assemble a jigsaw puzzle with your child. Encourage him to match the pieces using the picture, rather than various shapes as clues.
- Teach your child to focus on visual detail by providing binoculars for outdoor use or a toy microscope for use indoors.
- Encourage your child to try his hands at drawing.
- Read a story for your child in a dark room and prompt him to do actions. You can help by asking questions to stimulate visual imagination.
- Bring him a simple step by step cartoon characters drawing book. He can practice patterns while step by step developing the character.
- Bring a game based on matching letters or pictures printed on the board.
- In today’s time most of the kids are often hooked to the internet, Encourage them to see stories and songs about people around the world while improving his computer skills.
Encouraging the Development of LOOKER skills in Primary Schooler’s who are MOVERS.
- Encourage your Mover child to practice juggling with balls. This will highly increase his Looker skills.
- Excite your child’s artistic expression with a plentiful selection of materials, glitters, paint pens and neon colored paper.
- Hide a small treasure in your house. Then draw a treasure map with visual hints your child can use to find the hiding spot.
- Label things at your home- like bed, TV, Table, with cards that spell the objects names.
- Check out science museum with children’s section and take your child for a multi sensory treat.
- Teach your child to play checkers.
- Playing Bingo will improve your childs letter and number recognition.
- Play some picture matching games with your child that will help him recall what he has seen.
- Draw pictures in square of calendar to signal important events- birthdays, school trips, activities and more.
Please be patient as you watch for results. Your child’s current skill levels are in development from past 6-7 years, and improvement will definitely take some weeks or months. While experimenting with your child’s skill development you both will get some quality time together.
Read my other articles for complete understanding of your CHILDS Learning Skills.
To see how you can ENHANCE and DEVELOP various skills of your PRIMARY SCHOOLER yourself, click the links below.
How to Develop PRIMARY SCHOOLER’s LISTNER Skills.
How to Develop PRIMARY SCHOOLER’s MOVER Skills.
How to maximize PRIMARY SCHOOLER’s LOOKER Skills.
To Take a Quick Check of your child’s Learning Styles, click the links below.
Learning Styles Quick Check for INFANTS (Birth to 12 months).
Learning Styles Quick Check for Toddlers (13 months to 3 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Preschooler (3-5 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Kindergarteners (5-6 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Primary Grade 1 (6-7 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Primary Schooler (9-10 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Teenager (13-14 years).
Learning style Quick Check for Parents.
See How you can ENHANCE and DEVELOP various skills of your Child during various stages, click the links below.
Infancy (Birth to 12 months).
Toddler (13 months to 3 years).
Primary Schooler (6-10 years).
Teenager (13 + years).
To determine your personal learning style and its influence on your child, click the links below.
Take the learning style Quick Check for parents.
PARENTS Learning Styles and Life Styles Quick check
Why Identify and Modify Learning Style
How Parental Learning style influences a Child’s style