Two dimensional shapes are flat, but three dimensional shapes are not—can you spot the object transformation from 3D to 2D with simple excercise like unwrapping? It’s like having a dice with images for babies that is unwrapped. Or anopther example, it’s like having a gift box and we have unwrapped it. We just have to find wrapping paper of the gift.
It is a great brain gym excercise for visual perception.
What is visual perception?
Visual perception is vital in cognitive processing. Visual perception is the process of absorbing what one sees, organizing it in the brain, and making sense of it. One of the most common examples of visual perception’s importance in cognitive processes is reading. Looking at the words of a book and being able to make sense of the plot is visual perception at work. Difficulty in visual perception can cause problems with cognitive processes. If Emma has difficulty making sense of the words in her book, she will also have difficulty recalling what happened when she is tested on the book in school. (1)
Why is visual perception important?
Good visual perceptual skills are important for many every day skills such as reading, writing, completing puzzles, cutting, drawing, completing math problems, dressing, finding your sock on the bedroom floor as well as many other skills. Without the ability to complete these every day tasks, a child’s self esteem can suffer and their academic and play performance is compromised.
Benefits of good development of visual perception
- Eye-hand coordination (eg. drawing precise straight or curved lines within a visual boundary).
- Figure ground (the ability to see an object or form when presented in a complex background with a lot of visual information at one time).
- Visual discrimination (is the foundation for where an object or shape is classified according to colour, form, pattern, size or position).
- Position in space (relates to understanding directional language concepts, such as in/out, up/down, in front of/behind/between, left/right, when relating to objects or shapes such as letters).
- Visual memory (ability to remember and recall objects, shapes, symbols, movements or a sequence of movements).
- Visual motor integration (ability to make sense of visual information and then use it appropriately when performing a motor task, such as writing)
- Visual closure (ability to visualise the whole of an object or picture when part of it is hidden or missing)
- Form constancy (ability to recognise forms and objects as the same in various situations).
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