Visual spatial intelligence is the ability to understand, process, and thinking in a visual form. Children with these skills can translate the form of a picture in his mind into the form of two or three dimensions. Understanding the layout, direction and a good position also part of this intelligence. Children that are quick to memorize the street at the age of 3-4 years can be said have a visual spatial intelligence.
Children with this intelligence, he continued, can be seen easily and quickly understand the concept of visual-spatial and look enthusiastic while performing activities related to the ability to play this like a puzzle, lego, blocks, drawing and coloring and making maps. For example when your child is 4-5 years old were asked to build houses of bricks, do not be surprised to see the block correctly and quickly without the help of a pattern or example images.
According to Howard Gardner, professor of education from Harvard University, USA, in his book Multiple Intelligences, a child who has a visual ingenuity will be able to solve the problem space (spatial). Children are able to observe the spatial world accurately, even imagined forms and three-dimensional geometry, and the ability to visualize a graph or layout ideas (spatial). Children with visual spatial intelligence is an observer of the world, they are sensitive to the natural signs and examined as a whole, he said. Puzzle, lego, blocks, drawing and coloring and making maps, there are such kind of activity or media to increase a visual spatial intelligence. How about papercraft? Didn’t we think that it can do so? Papercraft, or pepakura is producing handicrafts 3 dimensi of paper work. In contrast to origami, papercraft made based on the following pattern is cut with scissors or a cutter,then combined with the combined use glue (the only origami folding, no cutting element and attached). So, papercraft is producing and thinking in a visual form too. Tip: Developing a Visual Spatial Intelligence In Children:
1. Recommend direction. When children enter the age of 2 years you can teach it to know the direction by starting to distinguish between right and left hand or right and left leg. If the child is beginning to understand, the way back home ask? Street home turn right or left you?? then ask the child to show the direction (right or left). You can observe, correct, or whether the child indicated.
2.Puzzles and block play. We recommend that the number of puzzles adjusted for age and abilities. At the age of 3 years, try five pieces of the puzzle first. The more puzzles you get older the amount of any increase. So even with the playing blocks, increasing age, the higher the difficulty level too.
3. Learning form. When you read a book with him, ask the children to consider the forms of houses, balls, or objects in the book. Mention the concept of lines such as curved, straight, zig-zag, a round, square, or conical. Describe a verbal form, and then ask the children to describe it.
4. Make a map. When children aged 4-5 years, you can take to make simple maps, such as maps made the trip from home to the school. To exercise the power of visualization, have the children make a plan of the house. From this activity, children are able to visualize the layout and space into two-dimensional form. ? What should be noted, parents should make this activity more fun and interactive,? Ike said.
5. Play Tangram. Tangram-like puzzles with pieces of thin, geometric-shaped pieces of matter, such as triangle, rectangle, parallelogram, and so on. Children will be interested to see geometrical forms different.
6. Drawing and coloring. Children practice forming the image of a straight line or curve. This aims to train children to translate his thoughts into a form into two-dimensional images. Meanwhile, coloring activities, children can be trained to know the position limits of red or yellow color that does not cross the line. Every now and then ask the children to make drawings based on fairy tales that you read.
7. Minor Tweaks play dough. When the children were aged less than two years, provide skills training game play hands like dough. So that children can make and recognize a variety of formations eg, round, conical, or square.
8. Learn to observe. When viewing a picture, take the child to see the details. Then ask again that such details? Window shaped what?? or? tell me what the hell is in this house?.