Sight is a complex function of the brain that extends from the front to the back of the head. The last part of the brain involved in sight is the visual cortex, where sensory and motor information is integrated with vision. As the mind of the young child develops and moves towards abstraction we often try to provide such sensory opportunities with the goal of training the brain in identifying objects.
Complex reading skills such as the identification of sight words, direction of words and letters is often associated with the initial skills of discriminating between parts and whole.
Particular attention has been given here so that we can offer opportunities in which children can identify a shape when only part of the whole object is visible. These visual discrimination sets offer initial experiences to help move children towards differentiating not only shapes but ultimately aid them to discrimination of letters and numbers.
- Set 1 deals with living objects that are commonly found throughout the classroom either as real objects, pictures or models. Each picture has two counterparts where half of the picture is presented in either a horizontal or a vertical fashion and is matched to the whole picture.
- Set 2 deals with common household objects that the children can find throughout their homes, or classrooms. Each picture is designed to show sections of the whole without the horizontal or vertical control.
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