Each of us takes in and remembers information in different ways.

Recognizing learning styles for yourself and your child will help you teach them new things in a way that makes learning easier.

There are many learning styles and many combinations but the three most common are:

  • Auditory: learns best by hearing
  • Visual: learns best by seeing
  • Kinesthetic: learns best by doing

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Try this:

Hold your nose with your left hand while making swimming motions with your right hand and bobbing up and down.

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If you had to stop and think for a minute or read that again before being able to follow the directions properly, you’re not alone. It probably wasn’t presented in a way that worked well for your learning style.

This is what a child experiences when we introduce a new idea that we want them to learn. Maybe it’s easier when you see it.

Swimming

For a visual learner, a picture really is worth a thousand words.
What is your dominant learning style?