Last week I wrote you an article about the visual perception of children. This week I will talk about what activities you can do to improve your visual perception.
Visual perception is an important issue that needs to be emphasized, especially at an early age. Visual detection activities should be performed frequently at an early age and children should be followed up periodically in order to identify the existing problems in the child or to prevent potential problems. Visual perception problems, which cannot be detected at an early age, occur most prominently when the child reaches the age of literacy and affect the success of the child in school.
What can you do?
• By combining the points according to numbers, pictures of animals or known objects can be prepared as worksheets and made to children.
• Children are made three-dimensional models.
• They are asked to cut comics and place them in order.
• Children can make simple patterns with wood, parquet and beads. This helps in developing space relations.
• The child may be asked to select a letter from a letter noodle or a letter biscuit, with which simple words can be printed.
• The child is asked to pay attention to the shape on the floor. Often sold in bookstores, worksheets can be created from picture books in which figures are hidden, allowing the child to recognize the shape from the floor.
• When going to certain places, the child is asked to follow the roads and when he returns home he is asked to make a map of these roads.
• Scarf to cover tray
• Different objects
• Thick gauze with wood and chalk or a large cardboard
• Place different objects in the tray.
• Ask your child to look closely at the objects
• Tell them that they should examine the tray carefully, because within a few minutes you will remove it and ask what's inside.
• Lift the tray after a while.
• Ask your child to remember and count what they see on the tray.
• Write the objects your child remembers on the large cardboard.
• Once you have written all the names your child can remember, show the tray again and ask if there are any objects they have forgotten.
Mc. Whirter, J. V. Acar, N. Ergen and communication with children.
Çoluk Children's Journal, November 2003, issue: 32.
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