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Kids with a verbal learning style can easily express themselves in both speaking and written communication. Verbal learners have a strong understanding of the meaning of words and will consistently seek out new words to master which they will later use to communicate with others.
Study tips: Try using acronyms or reading information aloud while learning new things. Role playing can also be helpful for the verbal learning style.
People with a solitary learning style often prefer working alone and enjoy thinking
and reflecting on things. They tend to be independent, introspective, and private. They are good at focusing on a task and have strong concentration skills.
Study tips: Keep a journal to reflect on personal thoughts and feelings, and provide quiet spaces to study alone.
Kids with a logical learning style generally excel in math and critical thinking. They
can recognize patterns and commonalities
in seemingly unrelated content. They often understand and work complex calculations in their head. Problems are usually tackled in a
Understanding your child’s learning style is important so you can help them get
the most out of their education, while identifying ways to handle challenges that may occur because of their preferred learning style. Also, parents can use this to their advantage to appeal to their child’s interests when learning new things. Don’t be surprised if your child seems to possess a combination of learning styles as this is very common. When caring adults understand a child’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to learning,
it can only improve their experience at school and their study habits at home.
systematic way and they enjoy creating lists, agendas, charts, and procedures. Study tips: Help kids understand the logic behind the information; they need not simply memorize information but truly understanding the concepts and reasons for the information to retain them long term.
Kids who prefer using their bodies, hands, and sense of touch prefer the physical learning style. Many of these learners enjoy drama, dancing, woodworking, or exercise. They would rather go for a run or walk when something is bothering them than sit at home and think it through. These kids use hand gestures and body language to communicate and are very aware of the world around them. Sitting and listening to a lecture can be a challenge for kids who prefer a physical learning style so they will often fidget and look forward to when they can move around.
Study tips: Incorporate the physical objects
they are learning about and allow movement whenever possible. Writing, drawing, and using flashcards can also be helpful for kids who have this learning style. Frequent breaks can help the physical learner feel more prepared for study time. You also can try standing while reading, using a computer for studying, or making review into a gross-motor style game.
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