Verbal reasoning is not only important in a child’s academic life but also in their adult lives as well. Having verbal reasoning skills will allow your child to develop qualities such as perception, understanding complicated questions, ability to connect the dots, and foster logical thinking. By enrolling your child in verbal reasoning classes, you get the surety that kids will have a great vocabulary base, that builds up a solid foundation for a doing well in academics and in all walks of life.
What is Reasoning?
Reasoning is simply the act of thinking about something in a logical, sensible way. It also includes the ability to figure out the hidden relationship between two different things which are similar through an underlying pattern.
What is verbal reasoning?
Verbal reasoning as the name suggests is finding out hidden relationships between a set of alphabets, words, or a passage. In simple language, it means the ability to understand what you read or hear. It aims at evaluating one’s ability to think and solve problems constructively in different ways. Further, it is absolutely fun as kids almost turn into a detective hunting for the pattern!
The best thing you can do to improve your child’s verbal reasoning is to encourage them to read. Reading regularly to your child at an early age gives a kick-start as they are building their vocabulary and general knowledge.
What are verbal classes all about?
Verbal reasoning classes helps kids in reasoning concepts based around words and language. The following concepts are introduced:
- Problem-solving around words
- Thinking about the text
- Following written instructions and deciphering a solution
- Understanding letters sequence
- Decoding letter and number codes
Why should one enroll their child into verbal reasoning classes?
- Verbal reasoning is the key to academic success. Verbal reasoning classes open up new avenues for children to practice thinking each time they come across a particular concept. It involves thinking about text, solving problems, following written instructions to come up with a solution, spotting letter sequences, and cracking letter and number codes.
- Most of the physical school learning involves listening to the teacher or reading; skills that heavily rely on verbal reasoning: following directions, learning to read, and reading to learn. Verbal skills can just be as important in Math and Science classes as they are in English and History.
- The theory of verbal reasoning classes is that it allows the examining body to build up the child’s potential for critical thinking, problem-solving, and ultimately, intelligence.
Verbal reasoning classes have their own benefits:
- Verbal reasoning tests help to develop your comprehension and reasoning skills using language or pictures. Verbal reasoning is an important component for secondary school selection and 11+ exam which kids appear for in United Kingdom, CET, and competitive exams like CAT and XAT.
- Developing your child’s verbal reasoning skills will allow them to be socially independent and succeed in their professional life later on.
- Widens their perspective and thought process
Critical thinking activities carried out in verbal reasoning classes:
- Find words that do not belong to a set of groups of words
- Find words that have the same or opposite meaning
- Find hidden words within a sentence
- Find out which number stands out for which letter
- Word connections
- Letter and number sequences
- Reading information and analysis
- Solving puzzles
- Decision making
- Calendar, clocks
- Direction and distance
- Story writing etc.…
Some children are naturally good at verbal reasoning while others require a helping hand in the form of verbal reasoning classes. Whatever is the case, your child will require verbal reasoning throughout school till their adulthood. Encourage your child to develop verbal reasoning skills through games, outdoor trips, effective communication, and doing simple activities at home. This will not only aid them in academic life but also help them develop other logic skills for when they grow up.
I cover verbal reasoning extensively in my workshops right from kids aged 4.5 to 14 years. If you wish to give your child this exposure, reach out to me using the form below: