What is visual memory? Visual memory is a type of memory that stores or retains perceptual information, in this case visual, (images, letters, drawings ...) to work with it. For example, observe a series of drawings for a few seconds and then recognize them or identify them among a larger set of ima
What is visual memory? Visual memory is a type of memory that stores or retains perceptual information, in this case visual, (images, letters, drawings ...) to work with it. For example, observe a series of drawings for a few seconds and then recognize them or identify them among a larger set of images, remember a sequence of letters, words, etc.
Visual memory is involved in learning processes such as reading and writing, sirve (serves to recognize words, extract the meaning of what we read, remember the correct spelling of words). This type of memory also intervenes in actions such as copying the duties of the board, the statement of an exercise, or recognize faces, places, or routes. But, how to stimulate visual memory in children? Activities and games to stimulate visual memory in children
Visual memory can also serve as a
learning strategy como, such as remembering the spelling of a word if we relate it to a drawing (ideovisual spelling), For example, the word donkey is with "B", if we relate the drawing of a burrito and the tail has the form of "b" we will remember that Burro is written with b. Next we show a series of activities that we can do with children that stimulate their visual memory, from the classic Memory or Simón to activities that we can work in the classroom or in reeducation sessions with children.- Memory:
Find pairs with decks of cards, memory games on your computer or tablet.
- Simón: consists of memorizing and repeating a sequence of increasingly complex colors.
- Show the child a sheet with images so that he can observe them for a short time ((it may be a sheet with drawings on the whole sheet), withdraw them and ask him to remember what he had seen, or ask him if among those images was a drawing. For example ... was there a monkey in the drawings you saw?
- We can also show you an image, (for example, a photo) and ask him to remember what was there or ask him about specific things in that image (was this in the image? The children's ball was red? ) - Another activity isto give him a drawing to copy it
, and when he finishes we remove it and ask him to draw it "by heart". -Complete drawings
. We show him a drawing, (for example a clown), and then we give him the same drawing but he lacks details that the child has to try to complete remembering the first drawing. -Observation games
. We ask the child to look at the room he is in and after a few minutes we ask him to cover his eyes and describe the room, or tell us the clothes we are wearing. -Another game can be with letters,
or words. We show you one after another a list of words, (6 or 7) and then ask him to try to remember the words he has seen. Or we can ask ... was the word book among the words you've seen before?These are activities that stimulate visual memory in children but we should always do them as a game and not take away the playful spirit of the activity, since it is not about "reeducaring" our children but about playing with them and doing activities that besides having fun, they serve to stimulate these faculties.
We must remember that in case there is some kind of difficulty that leads to difficulties or memory problems should be a professional who works these areas with the child and we as parents will be guided by them to perform this type of activities at home , but always guided by the expert. How to work visual spelling with children?Working on visual memory can also help us to learn the spelling of words and is very useful in children with learning difficulties, for example with dyslexia. Visual memory can be used to work the spelling of those words that children fail the most. For example, the child writes "vever" with v, copy 20 times the word well written, as well as boring, does not guarantee that the child learns that DRINKING is written with b.
But we can tell the child to draw a picture that reminds him that drinking is with B, for example, a child drinking and in the glass drawn a "b" and next to the word drink with the letters b written in another color and in another size
We can make a list of words or tokens for each of the words that fail and each day see those tokens, retain in memory the drawing and word and then spell each word.