Little people are sometimes hard to buy for, but I bet a lot of your little people don’t have these great titles to keep them busy! With Christmas around the corner, this list from the nerdybookclub will come in handy. ~Elle
Are your eyes playing tricks on you?
There is something so enjoyable about optical illusions and other images that test the limits of our visual perceptual processing—the brain’s ability to make meaning of what we see. Much of the workaday world is invisible in its familiarity (the same button, same bus stop, same barista), but playful visual incongruities give us a chance to stop, look more closely, and marvel.
Tricks of perception and perspective are more than just trippy fun, though. Visual processing ability is critical for learning to read and succeeding in school, and learners benefit from engaging with images that let them practice this set of skills. What’s more, images that force us to question what we see invite us to evaluate our outlooks on a much deeper level. Visual perspective can be a powerful metaphor that reminds us to empathize, respect multiple viewpoints, and put value on…
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