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Understanding Your Child’s Learning Style

Child's Learning Style

Did you know that you can help your child’s development by identifying their learning style?

By exploring the three main learning styles below, you will be able to better understand the way your child processes information. You will also learn which tools and activities to use to aid your child’s learning.

It is also useful for parents and carers to identify their own learning style, as this will have an impact on how you teach.

To help you identify your child’s individual learning style and discover their most successful educational methods, an independent sixth form college in London has provided the following advice…

What are the three main learning styles?

Each learning style tends to relate to the senses that your child uses most when learning.
Read through each style below and see if you can identify which one matches your child’s method of learning and your own…

Visual

Visual learners like to be able to see what they are learning. This type of learner benefits from picture books or diagrams and like to have instructions demonstrated to them. They are usually very good at remembering things that they have seen.

When teaching visual learners it is a good idea to a pen and paper ready, as they like to write things down and draw as they learn.

Child's Learning Style

Kinaesthetic

Kinaesthetic learners process information well through hands-on activities. They want to touch and feel as they learn and they also enjoy learning through movement.

You may notice that this type of leaner will often use hand movements to describe things and may move around whilst listening or talking.

Kinaesthetic learners often enjoy subjects such as Drama, PE and Art, where there are a lot of activities to keep them engaged.

Auditory

This type of learner absorbs information best by listening. They are also more likely to remember key details by saying things out loud.

Auditory learners like to have things verbally explained and they tend to enjoy discussion groups. Auditory learners sometimes appear as if they are not paying attention, but actually, they are busy processing the information they are listening to.