This is the time of year where you decide to make better life choices, investments in finances, and a move towards a better and brighter life. You are overwhelmed with the never-ending files from your child’s binder, updating children’s health forms, and field trip permission slips for the New Year.
You may find yourself looking at your children’s report cards, home work assignments, progress reports, messages from teachers and other staff to discover that you are only half-way through the school year. You are checking emails trying to keep up with the da-to-day activities happening at your children’s school. At the very moment when you think you have everything covered, the daunting task of remembering the school breaks is brightly highlighted in your planner, and plastered across your refrigerator as a constant reminder of the upcoming events ahead for the week.However, the one question that might not have crossed your mind is “What is your child’s learning style?”
When you are able to see children in your son’s third grade classroom learning at different rates, it becomes very apparent that every child has a special learning style.
Some children will listen closely to the teacher as she recites the morning routine, others will focus intensely on the assignment given to them, while others wait for verbal instruction for the day.Whenever a child is in the learning the process it is very fascinating how the information that they receive help to develop them as students in life.
Deuteronomy 32:2 “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”
Knowing how your child likes to learn and process information is tremendously helpful when it comes to relieving homework frustrations, project mishaps, and total misunderstanding of the God-given skills that your children possess in the world.
The ability to know your child’s learning style is a invaluable tool that you can use to help your child do better in school, and develop a lifetime love of learning.
Children’s learning styles
Education experts have identified three main types of learners auditory, physical, and visual learners.
Auditory learners absorb information best by hearing through verbal instruction. Physical learners like to use their hands to make discoveries. And visual learners operate best by observing either in print or in picture.
Pure Flix recognizes how essential knowing this is and recently wrote up an article using the VARK (“Visual, Auditory, Readers/Writers, Kinaesthetic”) to help you identify what type of learner your child is. Whether you’re teaching in the classroom or at home, check out these helpful educational homeschooling resources you can utilize for any type of learner!