The Visual Child
Visual kids learn by watching and imitating you. They enjoy organizing their toys by shape, color, or size, and tend to learn to read easily. Too much visual input from TVs, crowds, and clutter can be distracting.
What it means for babies:
Visual infants often get labeled "good babies" because it's easy to meet their needs. All that these babies need to feel secure and comforted is to be able to see their parent or caregiver nearby.
What it means for toddlers:
Tantrums for these kids are very dramatic, with vivid expressions and copious tears. Offer a visual distraction, such as a brightly colored toy. Or just look away -- he hates being deprived of an audience.
What it means for preschoolers:
These tots get bored if they can't see what they're learning; think picture books, flash cards, and drawing on a chalkboard.