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How to Identify Your Child’s Learning Style

Bring out the best in your child by identifying the way they learn…

By understanding the three main learning styles you will understand the ways in which children process information, which tools or activities to use to aid your child’s learning and how best to bring out your child’s greatest strengths. It is also important for parents and carers to understand their own learning styles, as these may be different from your child’s and will have an impact on how you teach.

To help you to identify your child’s individual learning style and discover their most successful educational methods, Manor House School in Surrey have provided the following information and advice…

What are the three main learning styles?

The three different learning styles each relate to the senses that your child likes to use the most when learning. Read through these styles below and see if you can identify which one matches your child’s method of learning and your own…

Visual learners

Visual learners like to be able to see what they are learning through the use of pictures or diagrams.

This type of learner benefits from having instructions demonstrated to them and they are usually very good at remembering things that they have seen.

When teaching visual learners it is a good idea to have pens and paper available, as they like to write things down and draw whilst listening.

Kinaesthetic (Tactile learners)

Kinaesthetic learners process information well through hands-on activities. They want to touch and feel whilst they are learning and they may also like to learn through movement.

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

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

Auditory (Listening and verbal learners)

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

Auditory learners benefit the most by having things verbally explained and they tend to enjoy discussion groups. Auditory learners may sometimes appear as if they are not paying attention, but actually, they are busy processing the information they have heard.

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