Visual aids can be defined in two ways: as a picture or a diagram you show learners to help their understanding, or in a broader sense as anything you show learners in a classroom to do this.

Example
The class is learning vocabulary to name parts of the face and the teacher uses photographs of people as a visual aid.

In the classroom
Teachers can use pictures, video, symbols, gestures and facial expressions as visual aids.

Further links:
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/using-flash-cards-young-learners
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/graphic-organisers

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