Types of Learning Style in Children & Tips to Assist
Created by Sugandha Tiwari Updated on Nov 23, 2018
Summer holidays are now nearing its end but children are still enjoying as more than three weeks are there for them to enjoy and have fun. Summer holidays is a time to be free from routine, time to have fun and time to explore the world around. We all know how wonderful summer holidays can be. As parents we can use these holidays to really get connected with our children and create opportunities for them to identify their own strengths in learning various things and help us to give them a feeling of achievement. Read more on Learning Disabilities causes in Children
All of us have our own unique style of learning. What if you could know your child’s learning style and help him understand things better and instil more confidence in him. By identifying your child’s learning style, you will be able to provide information, make requests or give instructions that he will be best able to follow and make sure that type of learning is reinforced.
Types of Learning Styles in Children & Tips to Assist
Let’s have a look at the features of different kind of learners and helpful tips to support them. This blogs explain each child's learning styles...
Who is Visual Learner ?
- Learns best by seeing or reading
- Does well when material is presented and tested visually
- Benefits from written notes, directions, diagrams, charts, maps, and pictures
- May love to draw, read, and write; is probably a good speller
Tips for Visual Learners -
- Use books, videos, computers, visual aids, and flashcards.
- Make detailed, color-coded or high-lighted notes. Highlight content as you read.
- Make outlines, diagrams, and lists.
- Use drawings and illustrations (preferably in colour unless your child gets distracted with colours).
- Encourage taking detailed notes.
- Use bulletin board at your child’s study table at home.
- Use graphics to support content
Who Is Auditory Learner ?
- Learns best by listening
- Does well in lecture-based learning environments and on oral reports and tests
- Benefits from classroom discussions, spoken directions, study groups
- May love music, languages and being on stage
Tips for Auditory Learners:
- Read notes or study materials out loud
- Study with other students. Talk things through
- Listen to books on tape or other audio recordings
- Use a tape recorder to listen to the lecture again
- Record information as you learn and narrate. Listen to it again and again.
Who Is Kinaesthetic/Tactile Learner ?
- Learns best by doing and moving
- Does well when he or she can move, touch, explore, and create in order to learn
- Benefits from hands-on activities, lab classes, props, skits, and field trips
- May love sports, drama, dance, martial arts, and arts and crafts
Tips for Kinaesthetic/Tactile Learners:
- Get hands on. Do experiments and take field trips.
- Use activity-based study tools, like role-playing or model building.
- Study in small groups and take frequent breaks.
- Use memory games and flash cards.
- Study with music on in the background.
- Trace words/facts on textures like sand to remember.
- Play quiz games with friends to review information
- Use chalk board to study or review
- Use technology to research material
This will help enable you to focus on your child’s strengths and make learning fun and easier for him. Have fun while you learn ! Did you like the blog? Did you find it useful? Do leave your feedback and views in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you.