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02/16/2015
Neuroscience tells us that there is a difference. Boy's brains are physically larger. However, girl's brains grow faster, and both of their interests and learning styles vary. But are these differences significant when it comes to learning? The Tutoring Center in Tampa, Florida, would like to share some interesting facts about how boys and girls process learning.

Biological Differences

The truth is that boys pick up fewer social cues than girls do. Girls produce more serotonin and oxytocin, so they tend to be calmer and more interested in emotional connections. Girls mature faster than boys and the section of their brains where memory and language are developed, is larger in girls than in boys. This influences vocabulary, reading and writing skills. Boys, on the other hand, develop the part of the brain defined for spatial associations, which means they learn easier through movement and visual experience. 

Taking Ques

Boys and girls can learn exactly the same things but in different ways. Knowing what these differences are can help teachers and parents guide children in a positive way, meeting them and their needs at their level. When boys don't make eye contact and tend to be fidgety, and girls whisper to each other while passing notes in the classroom, take into consideration that boys need to move around and girls need to express themselves as a natural, biological condition rather than misbehaving.

Guidance

So what can parents and teachers do to help boys and girls have a successful school career? It is important to have unstructured recess times, allowing kids to unwind before the next session of learning. Encourage girls to engage in activities that allow them to use their spatial and manipulation skills. Encourage boys to focus on literacy skills such as reading, writing, journaling,  and drawing. Learning games can help both boys and girls develop their skills.

Here at The Tutoring Center, both girls and boys receive our one to one tutoring, customized per child. If your child needs help comprehending their school work, give us a call at (813)-991-9888.

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