Aural Reasoning

The pur­pose of this page is to help parent(s) teach their child(ren) and ulti­mately bet­ter pre­pare them for the Kindergarten Entrance Exam.

Parenting for School Success — Key Skills

Aural Reasoning

Aural rea­son­ing is the abil­ity to com­pre­hend audi­tory cues, such as direc­tion, and apply logic or rea­son­ing to find the solu­tion or answer a ques­tion. If you think about math­e­mat­i­cal word prob­lems and how they would hurt our brain, then you can begin to under­stand this skill.

Here is an exam­ple:

Which pic­ture shows Joe with his fam­ily if he has nei­ther a brother nor an older sis­ter?

The child must first deter­mine what that means and then find a pic­ture that fits their under­stand­ing, which hope­fully would be a pic­ture of a boy (Joe) and a girl that looks younger than Joe.

In every­day life chil­dren must use logic and rea­son­ing so why not pur­posely cre­ate moments to enhance that skill?

Example: Put your paja­mas on but if they are dirty but them in the ham­per and get out a clean pair. Bringing atten­tion to their suc­cess will gen­er­ate con­fi­dence.