The Most Common Learning Styles for Children
No two children are the same; everyone learns differently. If your child is falling behind in school, they may not be receiving the individualized attention they need in order to succeed. As parents, it is important that we identify and understand our children’s learning styles, so we may set them up for academic success. Here are four of the most common learning styles for children:
Visual learners require visual aids in order to understand new concepts and retain information. These visual aids are not necessarily images and videos, but flow charts, graphs, and diagrams. These aids are particularly helpful in subjects like math and science to describe the relationship between two items or groupings.
Auditory learners retain information through spoken word or audio. They often thrive in lecture-style settings and may benefit from recording class discussions to reference at a later date. Auditory learners often repeat information out loud, as to better process what they’ve been presented.
Kinesthetic learners retain information best through hands-on experience — these are the individuals who learn by doing! Because these individuals require a tactile experience to absorb the material, physical models and interactive simulations are great ways to explain concepts to kinesthetic learners.
Some students prefer using written word over visual, auditory, or physical aids to learn new concepts. These learners do well when there is a powerpoint presentation or handout to reference, and often take notes to look back on at a later date.
At The Kangaroo Forest, we understand that each of our students are unique in the ways in which they learn new material. When designing curriculum, our teachers incorporate visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and written aids to appeal to all learning styles. At The Kangaroo Forest, there is no child left behind! Interested in learning more about our programs? Contact us today!