Learning Styles: How to Speak Your Child's Learning Language
Imagine only having access to one road to travel to your job, all stores, errands, and on vacation. Not only would that become monotonous very quickly, but it would limit your exposure to other experiences and places. This is exactly what happens when learning is tailored to one group of learners the majority of the time.
There are seven avenues to learning and retaining information, each specific and unique to your mind.
As adults, we now know that we will learn and figure ourselves out as we grow, our littles have not yet found the style(s) of learning that will serve them best.
Each avenue will help you guide your learners in finding the language his or her brain understands, making learning a much easier walk in the park.
Movement and action speak louder to these learners. Using their bodies to experience learning is key! By acting out learning and taking part in activities that involve their bodies, kinesthetic learners are given opportunities to thrive in ways that is unique to their understanding.
All ears for these learners! Auditory learners benefit from hearing information and representing their learning with sound. Songs, audiobooks, and oral discussions are a few ways to connect learning in this style.
Reading and writing build the foundation of linguistic learners. Language speaks, literally and figuratively, to this group.
Crossword puzzles, books, and writing letters would help linguistic learners thrive.
These learners thrive with their eyes and when they are able to rely on support that is seen. Anchor charts, highlighted key words, and video are a few examples of keys to teaching and support spacial learners.
The last three styles don't get much attention, but are still so important to creating content tailored to your learner.
If the main four groups we covered were the neighborhoods, each of these are the streets. Your individual learner has a unique address, specific to his or her needs.
PART II will include details of these three forgotten areas, giving them their own shine!
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