We teach children to read in very left-brained ways and they focus intensely on learning those little symbols and what they represent. In the process of learning to sound out words or just plain remember words they have learned, the meaning behind the symbols is lost.
If you have a child who is a visual learner, you might already use visual cues to help them learn and remember. Many times, learning and remembering are difficult for visual learners because they don't easily process what they hear. For these children, visual cues can make all the difference.
I suspect a lot of people get up and walk to another room only to arrive there without a clue what they meant to do. I have secretly suspected I lacked sufficient attention, sometimes I've blamed it on overload, but upon further reflection I think my issue has a lot to do with the fact that I’m a visual person.
A visual learner learns holistically (all at once) rather than in a step-by-step fashion. They see the big picture, need to see the whole in order to understand where details fit. Visual learners think in pictures. So pictures, whether printed or imagined, play an important role in the learning process.
As a parent, you naturally want to provide the best learning experience for your child. You’ve doubtless heard a lot about the various learning styles and how they might impact how your child learns, but you also might wonder how much of it is relevant to your situation.