Tuesday 28 January 2020

How to Identify Your Child's Learning Style

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How to Identify Your Child's Learning Style
Parents can help to bring out the best in their child’s academic abilities by simply identifying the way that they learn.

You may be surprised to learn that there are three common learning styles. By understanding the characteristics of each style, parents are able to identify the best learning activities and tools to aid their child’s development.
To help you identify your child’s individual learning style and discover their full potential, Taunton School have provided the following information and advice…

What are the three main learning styles?
Each learning style relates to the individual senses children use when they are learning. For example, seeing, feeling and hearing. Schools aim to incorporate these learning styles into lessons using a number of practical hands-on tasks, as well as interactive whiteboards and roleplay activities.
Read through the three main learning styles below and see if you can identify which one matches your child’s method of learning…

Visual learner
Visual learners like to be able to see what they are learning. Pictures, diagrams and instructional videos are all incredibly beneficial to this type of learner. Visual learners are also particularly 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. It is also beneficial to visit museums and art galleries with your child to enhance their learning experience.

Kinaesthetic Learner
Kinaesthetic learners process information best through hands-on activities. They want to touch and feel whilst they are learning and they often 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 when explaining something.
Kinaesthetic learners enjoy subjects such as Science, Art and PE, where there is a lot of physical activity to help keep them engaged.

Auditory Learner

This type of learner likes to absorb information through listening. Auditory learners benefit most by having things verbally explained. They are also more likely to remember key details by saying things out loud. You may notice that an auditory learner will easily remember verbal instructions, however they will require more time to process information during a reading exercise.

What kind of learning style does your child have? 


  1. Excellent - now i know what to look for

  2. As a former teacher, I applaud you for this post. As a person who only learns visually, I thank you for this post. Parents and teachers both have responsibility for identifying and supporting the way their children learn.

  3. My son is a Kinaesthetic Learner I think - this is really useful. My daughter is probably more an Auditory Learner

  4. My Son is an Auditory learner, he picks up easier by being verbally told