- Visual learners should have visually stimulating materials readily available.Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images
Visual learners use their sense of sight to navigate the world. They pay close attention to teachers and are good listeners who ask questions. They are interested in books, puzzles, educational television shows and games. Some visual learners prefer pictures, while others respond to written words and directions.
- Take your auditory learner to the library regularly to get books-on-tape.Aidon/Stockbyte/Getty Images
Auditory learners discover the world by using their sense of hearing. They flourish with oral directions and easily remember things they have heard. They often enjoy music playing in the background while they work or play. Music is a powerful tool for auditory learners; making up songs can help them learn or remember things.
- Give a physical learner a special object to use as a concentration device to discourage excess fiddling.Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images
Physical learners explore the world by using their hands and bodies. Touching things brings understanding and focus to their education; they often fiddle with things while learning, talking, working or concentrating. Physical learners thrive with outings and hands-on activities and experiences. They are often very expressive.
- Do not worry if you cannot pinpoint which category your child falls into. The idea behind determining a child's learning style is to play to their strengths for easier learning. Each child develops at his own pace and should not be pushed to learn in a style he is not comfortable with or ready for. Do not assume your child will have the same learning style forever; many kids change their styles as they develop. Always encourage new learning styles.