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Types and features of perception in children

If parents need to choose methods, ways, and forms of teaching a child, it is important to consider the type of perception. Research has shown that 20-30% of people find it easier to remember new information with hearing, 40% with sight, and the rest find it easier to absorb everything new when they write down what they have heard or use what they have heard in practice. There are different types of perception of children:

Visual. This can include all those organized children who love to read and notice even the details. With "visuals" it is better to engage in fun activities that will engage their speech and reading skills. Activities can be linked to the child's learning, developing their vocabulary and pronunciation.
Auditory. Such children have developed speech skills and have a tendency to learn foreign languages, talents in music. It is easier for them to perceive information when it is explained in detail. Studies show that "audials" often talk to themselves. In teaching these children, it is a good idea to use their desire to talk. Actively offer tasks that involve skills such as listening and speaking.
Kinesthetic (tactile). These children enjoy working physically and use body language when talking about something. They find it difficult to sit in one place and often play moving games. "Kinesthetes" are called difficult learners because they are too active. But to successfully teach such a child, it will be enough to add movement. A great option is to use games.

If you understand the peculiarities of the child's perception, you can choose the most appropriate way of teaching.