As a parent, it seems that we're constantly learning new things when it comes to raising our kids.
Take, for example, the year my son began studying for standardized tests (SAT, ACT, etc).
He attended a review session at school to sit for a practice test which would help him to learn more about the areas he would need to review. He's a big Math kid but not so crazy about English & grammar, so we knew those would be one area of focus.
Well in addition to the English areas, the practice test also recommended studying problems related to "spatial visualization".
Now I knew what it meant and had read books about spatial intelligence (the ability to transfer a 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional object in your mind's eye) but I had NO IDEA you could do things to improve this skill -- I really just thought that some people were "born with it and other's weren't" so to say.
I started to read about the various ways kids can strengthen their spatial reasoning skills and quickly found out that activities such as building with blocks, LEGO activities and puzzles help to improve spatial intelligence beginning in the preschool years and through the teenage years!
Yep, encourage kids to play, build and create and you're making them smarter (but that's something so many of us parents know already ;)
So today we're going to share a super simple 'brain game' that can help kids of all ages to improve their spatial reasoning and visualization -- and I guarantee you have all the items you need right at home!