Step 1: Determine what kind of reader your child is.
|VISUAL LEARNER:||AUDITORY LEARNER:||KINESTHETIC LEARNER:|
|Learns best by Seeing or Reading||Learns best by Listening||Learns best by Doing & Moving|
|Does well when material is presented & tested *Visually (NOT Verbally)||Does well in Lecture-based Learning Environments & on Oral Reports & Tests||Does well when he/she can Move, Touch, Explore, & Create in order to learn|
|*Benefits from Written notes, directions, diagrams, charts, maps, & pics||Benefits from Classroom Discussions, Spoken Directions, Study Groups||Benefits from: Hands-on-Activties, Lab classes, Props, Skits, & Field Trips|
|May love to draw, read, & write||May love music, languages, & being on stage||May love sports, drama, dance, martial arts, & arts and crafts|
|Is probably a Good Speller|
Step 2: Take advantage of the tips below to better teach your child.
|TIPS for VISUAL Learners:||TIPS for AUDITORY Learners:||TIPS for KINESTHETIC Learners:|
|Use: Books, Videos, Computers, Visual Aids, & Flashcards||Read notes or study materials OUT Loud||Get Hands On. Do Experiments & Take Field Trips|
|Make: Detailed, Color-coded or Highlighted Notes||Use: Word Associations & Verbal Repetition to memorize||Use: Activity-based Study tools (Role-playing or Model building)|
|Make: Outlines, Diagrams, & Lists||Study: with other students & Talk things through||Study: In Small Groups & Take frequent breaks|
|Use: Drawings & Illustrations (In COLOR)||Listen to: Books on tape or other Audio Recordings||Use: Memory Games & Flash cards|
|Take Detailed Notes in class||Use: Tape Recorder to listen to lectures again later||Study: With Music on in background|