Very Young Children have Mental Images – FREE teleclasses

Mental Imagery for very young children

Mental Imagery for very young children

Through our work with children and adults with various learning challenges, we have realised that the place to start is with very young children and ensure they are making the most effective use of their mental images as they start to learn. Right from birth we are starting to use mental images, to start with to recognise our parents. As children grow up we want to ensure that every child has control over their images and makes the most effective use of them, e.g. mental images of words for literacy, or numbers for numeracy. Many of the teenagers we work with are quite simply overwhelmed by their own images and it all started when they were very young.

In our experience of 4-5 year olds, most are visualising easily, several have fast moving pictures (these are generally the fidgety children), several are already overwhelmed by pictures by the age of 4, a couple seem to have lost their pictures (learning is hard for them) and some sensitive children are picking up on other people’s emotions in the form of pictures..  Everyone can benefit from early understanding of their own pictures.

Learning about mental imagery, when your child is young, enables you to:

  • bring out shy students.
  • enable students to focus on a natural skill.
  • be effective individually or in a group.
  • be most effective with children developing Autistic traits, like sensory overload.
  • develop their imaginative play.
  • learn how to spot when children are visualising, even if they are pre-verbal.

We are developing a whole range of very simple child-friendly tools to enable children to enjoy their own mental imagery and use them for every aspect of learning as they grow up.

Here is a quick video introduction.

We are running regular on-line teleclasses to share our experiences.  Sign-up here for your FREE seat.