What Type of Learner Is Your Child?
Most individuals are known for their dominant learning style. This learning style comes naturally to us and makes it easier to learn things taught in that modality
- If we can identify the style early on, we can enhance the way our child learns
- There are three main types of learning — kinesthetic, visual, and auditory.
- Children are usually identified by their learning styles.
1) VISUAL LEARNERS
The children categorized under Visual learners are more active and receptive with good knowledge in reading. They are more inclined towards visual cues and learn better through books, flashcards, and boards.
They prefer independent work and are usually seen doodling or engaging in visual activity when listening.
They enjoy visual activities (such as art), like books with illustrations, interested in the world and objects around them.
Teaching tip: Using books, flowcharts, pictures, written recollection while teaching
2) AUDITORY LEARNERS
The children categorized under auditory learners use their senses more actively. They excel at auditory activities (such as music) and keep singing, humming, or talking when playing, learning, or doing homework.
They like talking and having conversations with others and are inquisitive when engaged in tasks. As they grow up, they may be inclined to indulge in discussions and debates. They may often be good musicians, actors, and speakers.
Teaching tip: Reading out the lessons, indulging in oral revisions while teaching
3) KINESTHETIC LEARNER
Their most characteristic feature is that children who have a dominant kinesthetic way of learning – move around more. Their kinaesthetic sense is most active.
They do well at physical activities (such as dancing). Sitting still during class seems a task for kinesthetic learners, and they get restless when forced to sit for a longer duration. They enjoy hands-on activities, experiments, field trips – touch and feel a way of learning.
Teaching tip: Using a ball to sit on, allowing use of fidget cubes while teaching