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Benefits of Animation on Your Child's Brain

A lot has been written about how visual communication tends to be more effective than the text based communication. The appetite for consuming information through video-based content has been growing exponentially. As a result, there has been significant emphasis on animation, which has now become a vehicle to foster learning and plays a significant role in a child's development. But how does it do that?

The animation consists of rapidly changing images, which can create an illusion of movement. As our brains have a brief delay in image processing, it creates an illusion of a moving image.

Animation has proven to positively affect a child's brain in different competence areas. Here are 7 of them.

1.Problem Solving

Research shows that merging and isolating images can help children understand how objects are in motion. Making sense of these dualities enables children to solve daily-life complex problems.

2.Creativity

Children are innately creative. However, as life progresses, their creative streak may diminish — and animation can counteract that. The inclusion of technology in your child's life can ensure that their creative juices are flowing. Adding a storyline to this process can promote effective communication and enables children to discover the meanings of their lived experiences.

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3.Critical Thinking

Animated videos describe common situations in unique representations, which can stimulate a spirit of thinking and discussion. These discussions can encourage children to enhance their ideation and critical thinking skills while also developing effective verbal skills. As animations are an amalgam of academics and creativity, they open new possibilities for children to explore and understand the world around them and form opinions.

4.Memory Enhancement and Brain Growth

Research shows that moving image encourages new neurons to grow and help link to areas in the brain responsible for memory formation, spatial orientation, and strategic planning. Thus, animated videos can lead to brain growth three times and enrich memory by approximately 65%.

5.Making Sense of Space

Animations enable children to relate the location, size, and shape of different objects and put them in relation to one another. It helps children make sense of their surroundings and understand them on a personal level.

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6.Personality Development

Using animation, instead of just speech, as a teaching tool has proved to be favorable in a child's learning experience. It allows a child to use different skills simultaneously to create different connections and make their learning experience worthwhile.

7.Auditory and Visual Stimulation

Lessons get embedded better when children learn through a character. As children view animations, they use a range of senses — accelerating the auditory and training the visual. It encourages the brain to automatically make connections leading to better retention and recognition of objects.

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