I got blown away after reading Internet articles about Visual-Spacial Learners.
Because my Eaton (now almost 4 years old) is TOTALLY 100% Visual-Spacial Learner.
Recently I started to read more about homeschooling in Hawaii State and I wanted to prepare curriculum I would follow more rigid. I was looking for any ideas, programs, curriculum's or ways how to teach my child in accelerated way. I really couldn't find too much about the way that would help me in teaching my boy. He learns subjects so fast if something is of his interests. He touches some subjects so advanced that I don't know how to put it together. He grabs books more advanced, sometimes too advanced ;-)!! But he tells me he wants to learn it! He takes advanced book, brings it too me and tells me "Mommy, would you teach me that!" and I was really confused how to handle the curriculum and his speed of learning, or the way he learns. I was thinking about Unit study, as to study subjects by units of his interests instead of linear, sequential step by step curriculum.
I wasn't sure how to teach him until now!!!
Yeah! I discovered so much about my baby that now I just know him so much better and is so much easier to cope with his Absent Minded Professor Syndrome! ;-)
There are so many articles of moms who describe their kids as unorganized, living in their own words, someone with lack of focus, Leo addicts etc.. yeah my boy fits into that category! But the only answers they provide are some solutions of people for whom that solution worked in certain way. But that really didn't answer the question "Why he is that way", "Why he is doing stuff the way he does", "why he doesn't hear what I say to him".
Until I found the answer..
If you want to check what category your child belongs to you can read "Identifying Visual-Spatial and Auditory-Sequential Learners" article.
Tons of other great articles you can find here.
Other websites and materials you can use with your Visual-Spacial Learner (scroll down to see more):
Books and Resources
More interesting articles you can find on Gifted Development Center site
I would appreciate anyone comments on the subject. This is really important to me to know my child the best I can in order to prepare us on our homeschooling journey.
Love my new discovery!!