Do you know why your kid is good with craft but weak at maths?

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Aayushi Aggarwal
a year ago
Left brain vs right brain


Conventionally speaking, every person is different. They lead a different life because they want to have different lives. This is because they have a variant way of thinking, experiencing, and doing tasks daily. 
Concerning such standards of exercising the mind regularly, a person shows right and left brain functions. And based on this, they lead and exercise in their life.

As a parent, this separation of the brain working comes to use when you have to focus on their learning style. It is important to know how your child’s brain works and what is the force that leads to their growth and progress.



Right-Brained Child

The right brain characteristics are that they are spontaneous and imaginative free thinkers. Being weak on the left brain, they are very instinctive, passionate, and visual. However, they may struggle academically with paying attention to truths and memorizing facts.



Left-Brained Children

Left-brained people are quantitative and systematic. They pay attention to details and their leading force is logic over imagination. 
They break meanings and deduce them to calculate what it means. They are good at school and score good marks.


Left brain vs Right brain in School

Education systems are made to be perfect for left-brained children, who solve problems using logic and are considered more brainy. Whereas, right-brained students often need support to deal with the difficulties of scholastic life.

The current education system magnifies the difference between left and right brain students.

The right-brained child has difficulties memorizing tables, understanding verbal instructions, have a short attention span, cannot focus on one task for too long, and generally don't understand the typical conventions of school.

Children with right-brain functions favor to be disorganized and often don't perform well in school which leads to discouragement in parents. Whereas, the left side of the brain which tends to focus on intellectual parts of the world. They can focus on the details and the factual aspects of life. Thus, tending to be academically strong in school.

The right and left brain functions are put to a dispute in school and you as parents can solve them.


Right brain vs left brain


Right Brain Characteristics

Creative kids are mostly right-brained, and they prefer to learn and be helped with:

1. Practical and effective education rather than a factual and bookish one.

2. Group and productive discussions.

3. Referring to experience and past similarities to solve problems.

4. Doing art instead of writing. 


Right Brain Characteristics


5. Learning information as a whole rather than break them down.

6. Answer subjective questions rather than MCQs.


How to help Right-brained children with their studies

1.These children usually find it challenging to remember details with sensory prompts such as repetition or rhymes, a good idea is to provide visual prompts like picture books that appeal to the emotions of the children. 

2. For example, when teaching your children letters or words, blend the letter or word into small cartoons, or give a creative touch to them so that your child can remember and learn easily and permanently.

3. Use a similar approach for numbers and grammar taking the help of colors and images.

4. Working in groups should be normalized and promoted as they like to undertake art projects and often bring original ideas to use. 

5. They learn quicker with video and PowerPoint presentations and enjoy music, art, and dance as methods of learning. 

6. Role-playing is enjoyed especially by them as they want to be involved in learning more than just being a subject of the teacher.



Left-brains characteristics

Teachers and parents can easily recognize left-brained kids as they are academically strong. They can easily remember facts, are attentive, follow instructions, and are good with time-tables and to-do lists. They excel at:

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Details
  • Memorization
  • Setting goals
  • Reading directions


Left-brains characteristics


How to help your child showing left-brain characteristics

It is possible for your left-brained child to be socially naive and have limited to no interest in sports and outdoor activities. This may lead to social difficulties. However, as a parent, you must encourage them to do other things. 

Get them in group tuitions or some sport or artistic environment where they can learn adaptability and make friends learning teamwork by interacting socially. 



The right-brain vs left-brain myth

In all, the concept of “left and right brain” is widespread and widely accepted. But there are certain myths related to it and the differences between the left and right brain which might conceptualize this division to be wrong.

  • It is not true that the brain function of people with different personalities is lead by different sides. According to research brain functions equally from both sides regardless of personality and their functioning.
  • In similar research, there was no apparent functioning of the distinction of the brain discovered considering the results of an authorized survey. 

The right and left brain functions in children are very evident and can also be worked on with a little special care by the parents. It is also the case the right brain students might lean towards becoming artists and left-brain children might become scientists, and fields that deal with factual data and learning. And you should not force a child to study when they take particular interest in sports and instead encourage them to grow in their own field. 

When your child grows the way they should be, the difference between right and left brain students and children ceases to exist. 

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