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Toddler Development: Distinguising the Left Brain from the Right Brain

<font size="2" face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">The following illustrates the main differences between left-brain and right-brain thinking.</font>

Left Brain

  • Verbal, focuses on words, symbols, numbers
  • Analytic and logical
  • Processes ideas sequentially
  • Rational
  • Uses words to remember things
  • Tends to remember names more than faces
  • Likes planning and making lists
  • Likely to follow rules without any questions
  • Objective
  • Keeps track of time
  • Keen observer
  • Looks at parts

Right Brain

  • Highly visual, focuses on images and patterns
  • Random
  • Intuitive or led by feelings
  • Holistic
  • Has photographic memory, uses images to remember things, writes things down or illustrates them
  • Questions the existence of rules
  • Subjective
  • No sense of time
  • May have trouble with spelling and finding words¬† to express himself
  • Looks at the whole scenario
     

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