What are learning styles and why is it important for parents to know about them?
· If you ask a child who needs movement to sit still and memorise a times-table, you’re unlikely to get good results. You would do far better if you allowed them to walk around or play hopscotch on a makeshift map of times-tables.
· Tactile children, would love to use Koosh balls and learn better by using self-correcting learning tools (flip chutes, electro boards) and other hands-on activities.
· Auditory children benefit from making tapes of their lessons (either recording their teachers in class, or reading the material themselves out loud). E.g., chanting the times-tables.
· Kinesthetic children may make schoolwork more interesting by miming the lesson or staging a production.
Learning Styles help answer the following questions:
· Does your child like working alone or with a friend?
· Does your child like doing homework at the desk or on the sofa?
· Can they concentrate on board games, puzzles and maths problems in the morning better than in the evening?
Discover your child's learning style - today.