UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING STYLE

It’s important for parents to identify their child’s learning style if they wish to successfully support their academic development. 

There are three main learning styles that children typically fall into and by understanding which style is most applicable to your child, you will be better equipped to help them with their learning. 

To help you pinpoint your child’s unique learning style and unleash their full potential, I have teamed up with Taunton School provide parents with the following information and guidance

Each of the three learning styles relate to the senses children use to absorb information. For example, seeing, feeling and listening. 

Teachers usually aim to incorporate different elements these learning styles into lessons using a variety of practical activitiesincluding interactive whiteboards and roleplay.

Visual learner

As the name suggests, visual learners like to see what they are learning using pictures, diagramscolours and instructional videos. They usually have a great memory when it comes to recalling what they have seen in lots of detail. 

When teaching visual learners it’s wise to have plenty of coloured pens and paper available, as they tend to want to write things down and draw to stay engaged

Kinaesthetic learner

Kinaesthetic learners prefer hands-on activities, as opposed to reading and writing. They like to touch and feel things whilst they are learning and are often drawn to practical subjects, such as science, drama and sport. 

You might notice that this type of leaner will use hand gestures while talking and may like to move around.

Auditory learner

The third and final learning style is auditory learning. These learners are better at absorbing information when it’s verbally explained to them. 

You might notice them reading aloud, especially when doing school or revision when they’re trying to process details. When given a reading exercise, an auditory learner might find it more challenging and will therefore need additional time to complete the task.

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