by Amy L. Neeley
When it comes to children’s learning styles, did you know that there are 3 major types of learners at play?
Educators commonly refer to them as visual, auditory, and kinesthetic/tactile styles. Have you ever wondered which one is your child?
While students typically fall into more than one group, they often show a “clear preference” for one, according to Emily Graham, senior editor for School Family Media. She describes how kids commonly learn in each category:
The Auditory Learner
• Prefers to have music playing in the background or have no noise at all
• Recites new material out loud
• Listens to explanations of new subject material
The Kinesthetic/Tactile Learner
• Learns through hands-on activities (kinesthetic) and touching (tactile)
• Likes to write information down
• Can find sitting still while studying to be difficult
So have you ever wondered which style of learning your child favors? You can answer these simple questions to get a good idea. Then look for helpful homework tips from each category that you and your child or teen can use this school year and beyond.
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About the Author
Amy Neeley is an independent sales rep at Parchmint, freelance blogger, and digital marketer based outside of Dallas, Texas. You can follow her on Twitter @AmyLNeeley.