Saturday, November 09, 2013

Homework and Your Child’s Learning Style

If your child is auditory - they like to listen and talk - try one of the following homework hints:

  • Make a learning tape together with your child. Let her explain the new topic into the tape recorder.
  • Discuss the lesson together.
  • Encourage your child to compose and record a song, a poem or a radio play about the topic (e.g., World War II, global warming, flower pollination, Mexico).

If your child is visual - they like to read and look at images - try one of the following homework hints:

  • Create a mind-map, illustration, cartoon, poster, slide show, costume, historical time line, illustrated report.  
  • Watch a DVD about the topic (“The King and I” about Thailand, “Little Einsteins”).
 If your child is tactile - they like to handle objects in order to learn - try one of the following homework hints:
  • Make use of question-answer jig-saw puzzles), electro- boards (a bulb lights up for every correct answer), flip chutes, etc.  
  • Encourage your child to make their own memory aids: sculptures of molecules or board games depicting new topics.

If your child is kinesthetic - they learn best through physical experiences - try one of the following homework hints:

  • Bake a cake together to teach conversion from grams to kilograms.
  • Pantomime or act out a history lesson.
  • Play a board game to discover new facts.
  • Take a field trip to the zoo, a court house, a factory.
  • Put on a puppet show together.

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