Three Basic Learning Styles

     Most people use a combination of styles but have a clear preference for one.  Understanding your child's learning style can reduce homework frustrations and make it easier for familes to communicate.  

Auditory learners are typically good at absorbing information from spoken words.  Homework strategies that work well for auditory learners include:

  • talking to themselves or with others about they're learning
  • reciting important information out loud, perhaps recording it and playing it back
  • reading a book and listening to the audio book at the same time
  • using word associations
  • setting information to a tune and singing it to help remember it
  • limiting distracting noises

Kinesthetic learners prefer to be active while studying and may not be able to focus while sitting still.  Homework strategies for kinesthetic learners include:

  • reading aloud and tracking words on a page with a finger
  • writing things down multiple times to commit them to memory
  • highlighting and underlining
  • playing with a stress ball or toy while studying
  • moving around or taking frequent breaks
  • doing hands-on activities such as building models or playing games

Visual learners benefit from seeing information on a chalkboard or in an illustration and may grow impatient listening for long periods of time.  Homework strategies for visual learners include:

  • using flash cards
  • studying charts, tables, and maps
  • drawing illustrations
  • writing things down and reviewing notes
  • highlighting and underlining
  • color-coding information



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