Jessica is a lovely girl with an active imagination. Her drawings are superb and she has a gift of story telling. However, she needs to work on paying attention in class and keeping to the task at hand, as she’s easily distracted and hardly ever finishes her work.
Does your son or daughter’s school report card read something like that? Then you have a creative child on your hands.
Creative children typically have a highly holistic learning style, characterised by the following:
· thinking outside the box
· ability to do several things at once
· lack of concern for details in favour of the big idea
· trouble with time limits and deadlines.
(To analyse your child’s learning style, please have a look at http://www.creativelearningcentre.com/Products/Learning-Style-Analysis/.)
Because most schools are geared towards children whose learning style is analytic (and thus quite the reverse of a holistic style), your creative child might struggle to flourish in the traditional education system. If not properly stimulated and rewarded, a creative child might lose interest in schoolwork and, in time, become withdrawn or rebellious.
Does your child’s learning style stand in the way of academic success? Here’s how you can help.