Different Learning Styles for Children

The idea of different learning styles started to gain popularity in the mid-’70s and since then, the notion has influenced the way education and learning are perceived. Just like there are different teaching methods, many individuals also believe there are different ways to learn and understand new information.

Despite criticism, many people started looking into the different ways of learning and assessing their own student’s preferred learning methods. Many parents of struggling students who are looking into homeschooling as an educational alternative for the first time, usually start by learning more about the types of learning styles and how children learn best.

Visual (spatial) Learner

Visual learners are those who prefer learning by observing things. Using pictures, images, diagrams, whiteboards and more helps these types of learners understand information better. These students can easily visualize information, have a good sense of direction, and usually likes to draw and doodle.

Aural (auditory) Learner

Sound and music are a strong suit for these types of learners who typically have a good sense of rhythm. These learners are usually singers or musicians who are familiar with different instruments and the sounds they make. Aural learners are good listeners who normally learn best through verbal presentations like lectures and speeches.

Verbal (linguistic) Learner

These learners prefer using words, both in speech and writing. They can easily express themselves and usually love to read and write. Verbal learners tend to have a vast vocabulary and excel in activities that involve speaking, debating, and journalism.

Physical (kinesthetic) Learner

Whether it’s by using their body or hands, these learners are all about the sense of touch. Physical activities and sports play a big part in these student’s lives. Getting hands-on is a must for these learners who love to tinker and learn best when they can do rather than see or hear.

Logical (mathematical) Learner

If there are logic, reasoning, and numbers involved, these learners are sure to excel. These students function and solve complex problems by employing strategies and their scientific way of thinking. Computer programming, math, and science are usually favoured by these types of learners.

Social (interpersonal) Learner

If there are logic, reasoning, and numbers involved, these learners are sure to excel. These students function and solve complex problems by employing strategies and their scientific way of thinking. Computer programming, math, and science are usually favoured by these types of learners.

Solitary (intrapersonal) Learner

These students prefer to use self-study and work alone. They are independent and are very self-aware and in tune with their thoughts and feelings. These learners prefer being away from the crowds and learn best in a quiet place where they can focus on the task at hand.