I had an interesting conversation with another mummy today while waiting for my son in his preschool. This mummy told me that she suspect her daughter is a right brainer and she is wondering what it is all about. Coincidently, this is exactly the topic I was researching about and also the reason why Let’s Gogh Art SG was set up.
Is your child a left, right or whole brained? Try the ‘quiz’ below by Jeffrey Freed in his book “Right Brained Child in a Left Brain World”
Learning Styles Inventory for children:
- Is your child extremely wiggly?
- Does your child have difficulty with colouring or handwriting?
- Was your child a later walker?
- Is your child extremely sensitive to criticism?
- Does your child have allergies or asthma?
- Is your child good with building toys, such as Lego, Tinker Toys or Lincoln Logs?
- Is your child good at puzzles and mazes?
- If you read a book to your child two or three times, is he or she capable of filling in missing words with almost perfect recall?
- Is it extremely important that you child likes his or her teacher in order to do well in class?
- Is your child easily distracted, or does he daydream a lot?
- Is your child unable to consistently finish tasks?
- Does your child tend to act first and think later?
- Do you have to cut labels out of your child’s clothes? Does he only want to wear clothing that’s especially soft and well worn?
- Is your child overwhelmed at sporting events, loud parties, amusement parks?
- Does your child tend to shy away from hugs?
- Does your child need constant reminders to do certain things?
- Is your child extremely competitive and a poor loser?
- Does your child have a sense of humour? Does he have a better than average ability to understand or create puns?
- Is your child a perfectionist to the point that it gets in the way of trying new things?
- Can your child recall a vacation or other event from one or two year ago in vivid detail?
For adults and teenagers:
- Are you better at remembering faces than names?
- When you are presented with a toy or piece of furniture to assemble, are you likely to discard the printed directions and figure out how to build it yourself?
- Are you better at thinking of ideas if you’re left alone to concentrate, rather than working with a group?
- Do you rely mostly on pictures to remember things, as opposed to names and words?
- Do you have especially acute hearing?
- Do you cut labels out of clothes? Do you favour garments that are especially soft and well worn, finding most clothing too rough or scratchy?
- Do you tend to put yourself down a lot?
- When you are asked to spell a word, do you “see” it in your head rather than sound it out phonetically?
- When you are studying a subject, do you prefer to get the “big picture” as opposed to learning a lot of facts?
- Are you good with puzzles and mazes?
- Can you imagine things well in three dimensions? In other words, can you visualize a cube in your mind, rotate it, and view it from every angle without difficulty?
- Were you considered a late bloomer?
- Did you need to like your teacher to do well in his or her class?
- Are you easily distracted to the point that you find yourself daydreaming a lot?
- Are you a perfectionist to the point that it gets in the way of trying new things?
- Are you ultra-competitive, hating to lose more than most people do?
- Are you good at figuring people out? Do others tell you that you’re good at “reading” people?
- Is your handwriting below average or poor?
- Were you a late walker, or did you have other delayed motor skills as a child?
- When you’re in a new place, do you tend to find your way around easily?
0-4 YES – very left brained
5-8 YES – somewhat left brained
9-12 YES – whole brained
13-16 YES – somewhat right brained
17-20 YES – very right brained
This is not a scientific test. It gives you a general understanding of your brain dominance.