Children can be difficult to understand at times, and you can only help your child learn better when you know what kind of learning style your child uses. By understanding your child's learning style, you will help the child to study better, and you can be a better advocate for your child at his school. There are three different learning styles identified which are known as:
a. Visual Learners
b. Auditory Learners
c. Kinesthetic Learners
Let’s learn more about these learning styles so you can understand your child better.
The name is kind of self-explanatory as the visual learners mostly learn from their visual experiences. These learners can be found looking at a painting, showing interest in photographs, and looking for illustrations in the books. These kinds of learners mostly enjoy screens – computers, tablets, smartphones or television, and media; the information acquired through these mediums is mostly retained well by visual learners. They have vivid memories and mostly remember places, people and names. Their memory usually relies on the visually obtained information. They have a keen interest in observing the world around them.
Children who learn better when provided with auditory stimuli are the ones who are auditory learners. They have an aptitude for playing instruments and singing. They are usually good listeners and most eloquent. They are good at following verbal directions as well. If your child understands better when he or she reads to herself or if he or she is interested in the sound of rain while others are not, then your child is most likely an auditory learner. They sing along to their favorite songs and have strong verbal skills.
Children who are kinesthetic learners learn better by doing hands-on activities. If your child is a kinesthetic learner, he will have an aptitude for sports and other physical activities. They can also get fidgety while in their seat. They enjoy handwriting exercises, drawing and writing in general. They tend to achieve their physical developmental milestones earlier than others, such as crawling, walking or sitting. They have very good hand-eye coordination. They develop hands-on activities and play-acting. The use of hand gestures, while speaking or explaining something, is common in these children.
Children mostly use all of these styles to learn about the world around them, but if you observe your child closely, you will see one learning style dominating the others, and that is your child's actual learning style.
As a highly experienced Montessori educator with a coveted AMI credential from Association Montessori International, I have spent over 22 years helping children discover their full potential through an individualized approach to learning. Along the way, I have mentored and coached countless educators, equipping them with the tools and techniques to foster growth in their own students. In fact, I have trained over 65 teachers to date. Currently serving as a Director, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every aspect of my work. Whether you are a parent seeking the best educational opportunities for your child or an educator looking to improve your own practice, I am confident that I can help you unlock your full potential.