How to raise smart kids?

30 to 50% of the brain cortex neurons are devoted to vision or sight, as compared to 8 percent for touch and just 3 percent for hearing.

That means learning how to see or look and process visual information is at the center of human intelligence and survival.

There are few things parents can do to help their kids to develop their visual skills.

1. Widen the field of vision to 70% angle. Ask your kid to look straight at a distant object in front of them while noticing all other objects in his or her visual field up to the ears.
This should be something fun you do when walking in nature or a park.

2. Storage of visuals information. Ask your child to look at a tree or any interesting object. Ask him to describe it. Then, tell him or her that you will later ask him where was the tree and what was its color and shapes. Advise him or her to look a last time before you lose sight of the object.

From that moment your kids would learn naturally how to encode and retrieve visual information more accurately.

Do this exercise often to strengthen memory patterns.

3. Teach him or her the four main object patterns: similarity, proportionality, symmetry and repetition. Those are the basics of fractal design nature uses o create everything outside there. Understanding those key principles would speed your child thinking process, specially visual processing skills.

4. Teach him or her colors and shapes. Most people know only four to seven colors, while there are hundreds variants and hues. The same for shapes. Most people know only few shapes. Colors and shapes are the visual designing tools of nature.

Not all parents would have time to help their children with those skills. Normally schools should dedicate more hours to teach visuals skills, and desirably hearing skills, touch skills, tasting skills, olfaction skills, motion skills, creative imagination, etc.

We still have a long way to go before we make education human centered.

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