How does your junior scholar learn best?
Did you know that there are different ways to learn? By identifying the type of learner your junior scholar is, you can help them be more successful scholars. Check out the different learning styles and their characteristics below and see which one fits your junior scholar the best.
Visual Learners: These learners need to see information in order to process it.
- Easily visualizes objects
- Has a strong sense of color and tends to be color-oriented
- Notices minute similarities and differences between objects and people
Auditory Learners: These learners take in information by listening
- Strong listening skills
- Good at telling stories
- Works through complex problems by talking out loud
Kinesthetic Learners: These learners value and appreciate tactile (hands-on) learning experiences
- Prefers to touch or manipulate materials
- Enjoys larger projects where they get to put together or build things
- Uses previous experiences as a basis for decision-making
So how can you best help your junior scholar learn? Try out some of these learning strategies below:
- Color-code notes, vocabulary words, or textbooks
- Flashcards are a great visual study aid
- Use videos and examples to help your scholar practice skills
- Repetition of verbal information
- Play soft background music to drown out distracting sounds
- Read aloud
- Turn a learning concept into a game
- Utilize tactile resources such as playdoh, pipe cleaners, or slime
- Take field trips to bring the learning to life
Some scholars learn using more than one method. So explore what works best for your junior scholar. Every person is different!
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