What Type of Learner Is Your Child?
Most individuals can be categorized as having a 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 — kinaesthetic, visual, and auditory.
- Usually, children will show a balance among all three, but there may be a particular style that allows them to thrive. Identify your child’s learning style:
1) VISUAL LEARNERS
Their visual sense organ is more active and receptive. They are good with spelling and reading. You will notice they are naturally inclined towards more visual cues for learning. They learn better through books, flashcards, and boards.
They are often good at studying on their own. While studying, they prefer making flowcharts and mind maps. They can often be 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 him or them.
Teaching tip: Using books, flowcharts, pictures, written recollection while teaching
2) AUDITORY LEARNERS
They use their auditory sense more actively. They excel at auditory activities (such as music) You may find the child singing, humming, or talking when playing, learning, doing homework.
They like talking and having conversations with others and ask a lot of questions 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 kinaesthetic way of learning – move around more. Their kinaesthetic sense is most active.
They do well at physical activities (such as dancing). For them, sitting still during lessons is difficult, and can get restless when having to sit for long periods. 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