While there may be growing evidence that the idea of “learning styles” is a myth, Christine from CalPac has put together a great set of resources, and gone well beyond the traditional ‘visual, audio, kinesthetic’ styles. There are some great apps here and that teachers and parents can use to differantiate learning for different types of students. – KW
Every child learns differently. Some children process information as soon as they see it, while others do better when they hear it. Some prefer to learn alone while other do better learning alongside a group.
It’s so important to understand which learning style suits your child best. If you can tailor their learning, it will help them not only retain and recall information, but also help them find their love of learning.
Here’s a quick rundown of each learning style, and some tools and resources to help your child embrace the way they learn.
Children who are visual learners prefer to receive their instruction through pictures and images. They understand information better when they are able to see it. Typically, children like this concentrate better when they are allowed to write down and read information. Visual learners are the children who are most likely to be doodling in class, making lists, and constantly taking notes.
Resources for visual learners:
Bitsboard Flashcards & Games—create your own flashcards
Math Fact Master—practice number sets through flashcards
ZoomNotes—make handwritten notes and sketches on virtual paper, which get saved to your phone
Trello—organize projects through board and to-do lists
Google Public Data—create infographics using the endless stream of data available through Google
Auditory learners retain information better when they hear it. They may read material out loud, or listen to someone else recite information. You can recognize this type of learner because they would rather listen (to a teacher or to their own voice) than read information, are typically