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Are you listening? If that sounds familiar, then you are in the majority and are not an auditory learner. Although this is not the most common learning style, it’s a good one for children to develop. It will enable them to learn more in the classroom as they progress through school. However, there are some people who do learn best by listening. We can all remember those students who never had to study for a test. They simply listened in class and retained the information. They were most likely auditory learners.

If your child learns by hearing:

Allow them to talk out loud when they are thinking.

They may need quiet to concentrate. Sounds can distract them.

Repeat instructions or have your child repeat things you want them to remember. Even if your child is not an auditory learner, this is a good exercise to do to help them develop this style.

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Auditory learners often have musical talents. They can hear tones, rhythms, and individual notes with their strong auditory skills.
Auditory learners can remember quite accurately details of information they hear during conversations or lectures.

They have strong language skills, which include a well-developed vocabulary and an appreciation for words. The strong language skills often lead to strong oral communications skills. They can carry on interesting conversations and can articulate their ideas clearly. Because of a fine-tuned ear, auditory learners may find learning a foreign language to be relatively easy.