Spatial reasoning skills: How to foster in childrenSSpatial reasoning skills: How to foster in childrenSpatial reasoning skills: How to foster in childrenEnglishDevelopmentalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-07-20T04:00:00Z8.7000000000000054.5000000000000613.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Practical tips for parents to nurture spatial reasoning skills in their child.</p><p>Spatial reasoning is the ability to think about and manipulate objects in three dimensions. Spatial reasoning skills are an essential part of art, physical education, math and science.</p><p>Spatial reasoning is made up of a number of different skills. A child uses these skills to engage in activities, such as navigating around team players while playing sport, or coordinating hand movements to draw or copy an object.</p><p>Spatial reasoning skills can be developed and improved through practice. Studies show that parents and caregivers can do simple tasks to <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=722&language=English">foster spatial reasoning and math skills</a> in children of all ages. Here are some tips to remember while playing with your child.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Activities that use spatial skills can help children build math skills.</li><li>Use words that describe shapes, sizes, and other spatial concepts when talking to your child.</li><li>Gestures can reinforce the meaning of spatial concepts (e.g., behind, below, under, over, right, left, etc.).</li><li>Engage your child in activities that build on one another.</li></ul><h2>References</h2><p>Levine, S.C., Ratliff, K.R., Huttenlocher, J., & Cannon, J. (2011, October 31). . Developmental Psychology. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0025913.</p><p>Ontario Ministry of Education. (2014). <em>Paying attention to spatial reasoning: Support Document for Paying Attention to Mathematics Education</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/lnspayingattention.pdf">http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/lnspayingattention.pdf</a>.<br></p><p>Pruden, S. M., Levine, S. C., & Huttenlocher, J. (2011). <em>Children's spatial thinking: does talk about the spatial world matter?</em> Developmental Science, 14, 1417-1430.</p>
Comment stimuler les aptitudes de raisonnement spatial chez les enfantsCComment stimuler les aptitudes de raisonnement spatial chez les enfantsSpatial reasoning skills: How to foster in childrenFrenchDevelopmentalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2012-03-16T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Obtenez des conseils pratiques à l’intention des parents afin de stimuler les aptitudes de raisonnement spatial chez un enfant.</p><p>Le raisonnement spatial est la capacité de manipuler mentalement des formes et de se repérer dans l’espace dans les milieux habituels. Ces aptitudes sont essentielles à l’apprentissage des mathématiques, des sciences et de la technologie. Le fait d’encourager précocement votre tout-petit à faire, entre autres, des casse-têtes peut contribuer à améliorer son raisonnement spatial au fil du temps.</p><p>Les études démontrent que les parents peuvent facilement favoriser les aptitudes en mathématiques chez les enfants d’âge préscolaire. De même, les parents peuvent stimuler les aptitudes de raisonnement spatial de leur enfant. Voici des conseils qui vous seront utiles la prochaine fois que vous faites un casse-tête ou jouez avec des blocs avec votre tout-petit.</p><h2>​À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Les activités mettant à profit les aptitudes de raisonnement spatial peuvent favoriser les aptitudes en mathématiques chez les enfants d’âge préscolaire.</li> <li>Utilisez des termes décrivant des formes, des tailles et d’autres relations spatiales quand vous parlez à votre enfant.</li> <li>Utilisez des gestes pour mieux faire comprendre les termes propres à l’information spatiale.</li> <li>Assurez-vous que les activités de votre enfant sont assez difficiles pour le stimuler.<br></li> </ul><h2>Références</h2><p>Levine, S.C., Ratliff, K.R., Huttenlocher,J., & Cannon, J. (2011, October 31). Early Puzzle Play: A predictor of preschoolers' spatial transformation skill. Developmental Psychology. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0025913.</p><p>Pruden, S. M., Levine, S. C., & Huttenlocher, J. (2011). Children's spatial thinking: does talk about the spatial world matter? <em>Developmental Science, </em>14, 1417-1430</p>

 

 

 

 

Spatial reasoning skills: How to foster in children649.000000000000Spatial reasoning skills: How to foster in childrenSpatial reasoning skills: How to foster in childrenSEnglishDevelopmentalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-07-20T04:00:00Z8.7000000000000054.5000000000000613.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Practical tips for parents to nurture spatial reasoning skills in their child.</p><p>Spatial reasoning is the ability to think about and manipulate objects in three dimensions. Spatial reasoning skills are an essential part of art, physical education, math and science.</p><p>Spatial reasoning is made up of a number of different skills. A child uses these skills to engage in activities, such as navigating around team players while playing sport, or coordinating hand movements to draw or copy an object.</p><p>Spatial reasoning skills can be developed and improved through practice. Studies show that parents and caregivers can do simple tasks to <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=722&language=English">foster spatial reasoning and math skills</a> in children of all ages. Here are some tips to remember while playing with your child.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Activities that use spatial skills can help children build math skills.</li><li>Use words that describe shapes, sizes, and other spatial concepts when talking to your child.</li><li>Gestures can reinforce the meaning of spatial concepts (e.g., behind, below, under, over, right, left, etc.).</li><li>Engage your child in activities that build on one another.</li></ul><h2>Use descriptive words</h2><p><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/yourpreschooler">Young children</a> who hear their parents use spatial terms to describe the size, shape, and location of objects, and then adopt those words themselves, perform better in activities requiring spatial skills. Spatial words describe:</p><ul><li> <strong>size</strong>, such as “big”, “enormous”, “tiny”, “small”, “smaller”, “smallest”, etc.</li><li> <strong>shapes</strong>, such as "round", "square", “diamond”, “oval”, "corner", "straight edge", etc.</li><li> <strong>spatial concepts</strong>, such as "over", "under", "beside”, “in front”, “behind”, etc.</li></ul><p>Engage your child in activities that allows them to talk about spatial concepts and practice skills (e.g., puzzles, blocks, games, pointing out objects relative to each other and the child).</p><p>You can also use spatial terms in daily activities, such as walking in the neighbourhood, putting away toys or clothes, and cutting vegetables while <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1465&language=English">preparing a meal</a>. For example, “The red house is much bigger than the brown house!”; “I see a triangle and a rectangle on that house. What shapes do you see?”; “Look to your right, there’s a racoon!”; “Can you please put your toys in the toy box in the corner of your room?”; “Your hat is on the top shelf beside the ball.”</p><h2>Use gestures</h2><p>Using gestures together with the spatial word helps children improve their understanding of the concept. For example, when describing the spatial word "right," point to the right or use your body to show “tall” versus ‘short”.</p><h2>Play games</h2><p>Many games involve spatial thinking such as building towers with blocks or boxes, creating forts and obstacle courses, puzzles, Mighty Minds, Blockus, and Mastermind.</p><h2>Praise effort</h2><p>Praising a child’s effort nurtures their internal motivation to learn. When engaging with your child, give the appropriate type of praise. Examples include:</p><ul><li>“Wow, you are looking carefully at…”</li><li>“Thank you for showing me...”</li><li>"You did a good job building that castle!" </li><li>"That puzzle looked really hard, but you kept trying, and you did it!"</li></ul><h2>Be sensitive to your child’s skill level</h2><p>Activities should be challenging enough that your child learns something, but not so difficult that your child becomes frustrated. As you see your child gaining confidence, gradually introduce more challenging activities, such as puzzles with more pieces.</p><h2>References</h2><p>Levine, S.C., Ratliff, K.R., Huttenlocher, J., & Cannon, J. (2011, October 31). . Developmental Psychology. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0025913.</p><p>Ontario Ministry of Education. (2014). <em>Paying attention to spatial reasoning: Support Document for Paying Attention to Mathematics Education</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/lnspayingattention.pdf">http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/lnspayingattention.pdf</a>.<br></p><p>Pruden, S. M., Levine, S. C., & Huttenlocher, J. (2011). <em>Children's spatial thinking: does talk about the spatial world matter?</em> Developmental Science, 14, 1417-1430.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/spatial_reasoning_skills_how_to_foster.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/spatial_reasoning_skills_how_to_foster.jpgSpatial reasoning skills: How to foster in childrenFalse