Spatial reasoning is the capacity to think about objects in three dimensions without verbal cues and to draw mental conclusions about how those objects relate. CSG strives to build spatial skills in students because research suggests that enhancing spatial skills improves academic performance not only in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) areas, but also in creative and other subject areas.
Using spatial language with children can help improve their spatial understanding. Research also suggests that increased use of spatial words by children from an early age improves their ability to solve spatial problems even years later. Spatial words help students better understand spatial relationships. Parents should use these words with children to help increase spatial vocabulary.
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