We have counseled more than 50000 students and that has given us useful insights into kid’s learning styles. Every child has a different learning style. A child’s learning style contributes a lot when it comes to academic performance in school. Knowing your child’s learning style is important because then you will be able to help your child in the right way and with the right kind of study material. Learning your child’s learning style will help you provide your child the resources he/she needs to study effectively and score well.
Types of Learning Styles
Let us learn what are the most common learning styles:
So does it mean, your child has only one style of learning? No. Your child may have a combination of learning styles, for example, he/she may learn better with both visual and kinesthetic styles of learning.
Learning Styles: Visual Learner
How to know your child is a visual learner?
How is your child’s imagination? Is it vivid? Does your child learn better with graphs, flowcharts, diagrams, and pictures? If yes, then your child is a visual learner.
Visual Learners characteristics :
1. Visual Learners Remember what they see more than what they read.
2. Visual Learners Remembers visually presented information.
3. Visual Learners visualize everything clearly and in detail.
4. Visual Learners stay organized.
5. Visual Learners get distracted easily but stay organized.
6. Visual Learner enjoys activities related to design and art.
7. Visual Learners face difficulty in rot learning.
If you find the above-mentioned characteristics in your child then your child is a visual learner and he/she will perform better if you provide the right resources to study.
Study Tips for Visual Learners:
The following studying tips and tricks will boost your child’s learning potential.
1. Visually Appealing notes can help your child learn better.
2. Engaging Video lessons will be good for explaining concepts.
3. Notes with proper diagrams, flow charts, and maps will be beneficial.
4. The use of visual cues, colors, written directions, and instructions will enhance a visual learner’s learning.
5. Mind Mapping, flashcards, pictures will encourage faster and better learning.
How to know your child is an Auditory Learner?
Does your child like to have a conversation? Have you heard your child singing and enjoying music most often? Does your child love to read aloud or with a little lip movement? If yes, then your child is an auditory learner.
Auditory Learners characteristics :
1. Auditory Learners enjoy music and singing
2. Auditory Learners love discussions, talks, seminars, and conversations where they can listen and talk.
3. Auditory Learners learn better when they are verbally directed or provided with verbal directions.
4. Auditory Learners love oral dictations, audiobooks, and auditory explanations of concepts, they learn better with group discussions and repeatedly listening to the concept.
5. Auditory Learners learn better with rhymes.
If you find the above-mentioned characteristics in your child then your child is an auditory learner. Follow the following study tips to help your child learn better.
Study Tips for Auditory Learners:
The following studying tips and tricks will boost your child’s academic performance.
1. Reading out loud will reinforce learning in an auditory learner.
2. Giving verbal directions will be beneficial for a child who learns by listening.
3. Organize debates, seminars, discussions, speeches, interactions in the class and school to motivate auditory learners to come forward, express themselves, take part in such 4. activities, and learn better.
5. Summaries concepts orally as well.
6. Lectures will be beneficial for auditory learners as well.
How to know if your child learns better with Reading/Writing?
Is your child able to score well in class just learning with traditional textbooks? Does he read and write often? Does he/she prefer to make notes after reading? If yes then your child is a read + write learner who will learn effectively with reading and writing down the concepts.
Reading and writing learning style characteristics :
1. A child with this kind of learning style can express himself/herself perfectly with writing rather than orally or physically.
2. Enjoy writing and reading in your leisure time
3. Make fine and detailed notes to learn concepts.
Study Tips for Reading/Writing Learners:
Following a way of teaching or encouragement can boost a learner who learns through reading and writing.
1. A child who learns better with reading writing will do a greater job when he will make or get detailed notes on concepts learned in class
2. Rereading and Rewriting will reinforce learning.
3. Books and a variety of reading resources will encourage learning
How to know your child is a Kinesthetic Learner?
Does your child have a problem sitting still? Does he/she love physical activities and participating in exciting things? Does your child learn things after doing it physically? If yes, your child is a kinesthetic learner.
Kinesthetic Learners characteristics :
1. Kinesthetic learners love hands-on activities, physical activities, live experiments and demonstrations.
2. Kinesthetic learners learn better with hand movements, sketching, drawing, mapping, and other motions.
3. Kinesthetic learners learn by doing and practicing concepts.
Kinesthetic Learners Study Tips:
The following way of teaching will help a kinesthetic learner to learn better.
1. Organize exhibitions, showcase working models of the concepts taught in class. Anything that shows reality rather than theory will reinforce learning in the kinesthetic learner
2. Provide case studies, real-life examples, projects, demo, guest lectures, and laboratory experiments.
3. Use physical activity to engage kinesthetic learners in learning.
4. Use practical learning, let your child learn outdoors, let him/her observe, analyze and learn himself/herself. Every student grasps concepts differently so knowing your child’s learning style will help you develop learning strategies that will boost your child’s academic performance, help him/her learn faster with fun!