Friday, 17 May 2013

Visual Consistancy

Hello to all our Head Start friends and families.  Well week two and it already seems like our newest Head Starters have settled in beautifully. This week we tackled the Foundation Skill of Visual Consistency. In a nutshell this is the understanding that despite differences such as size, colour and orientation an object remains the same.

For example, a duck is still a duck even though it may be brown, white or speckled, big, small or have it's head under the water.  It is the ability to mentally turn and rotate objects in the mind and to picture what they would look like whcih in turn helps to distinguish differences between objects. 

In terms of formal learning this skill is important in order to master handwritting and reading as it helps the child understand that letters stay the same sespite changes in size or shape (font size, font type, upper and lower cases).

Till next week have fun finding examples of visual consistency at your place!
From the Head Start Team :)

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