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Auditory, Visual or Kinesthetic Learner ?

by Susan Kramer

Most people have a combination of learning styles but one is usually stronger.

Here is a basic summary of each style:

Auditory: mainly learns through listening to directions, takes notes from speeches, likes talking on the phone, sounds out words phonetically, remembers verbal directions.

Visual: learns through looking at charts, pictures, diagrams, movies, illustrated procedures, remembers from seeing rather than listening.

Kinesthetic: learns by doing and moving, does an experiment by touching and feeling the materials, learns language by getting together for a conversation with a partner, gestures while speaking, uses expressive language.

By understanding your child's learning style it is easier to impart a new concept in a way that can be heard, seen, or experienced first hand.

Here is a short exercise on learning to count that gives you an idea of these different modes of learning.

The setting could be a classroom. One student at a time marches across the room while other students watch.

The moving student and all class members count and clap one number for each march step. So, 10 march steps would be counting to 10.

Here is how the learning styles break down with this exercise:

The visual learners are seeing the student take 10 steps while counting to ten.

The auditory learners hear the numbers counted out loud 1 - 10, and hear the 10 claps.

The kinesthetic learner claps one time, and moves one march step per number, experiencing the 10 steps by moving.

In this one lesson each of the learning styles has been accommodated.

For offline reading

Free to Move, Learning Kinesthetically - Comprehensive guide to teaching kinesthetically in a 90 page fully illustrated text, outlining body placement, rhythms, large motor skills, dynamics, creative movement, mini-lessons, and detailed master lesson plan. Available as an Ebook or Print Book
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