Every child is different from the rest and this is why parents need to try to understand the personality of their child so that they can help in their growth and development. Every child is unique and has distinct learning styles. Understanding the way your child learns will help you make them understand things easily and quickly.
What are the different ways a child can learn?
Some children are good at reading and writing. This makes it easier for them to understand what is taught to them. For some students, reading is not sufficient so they have to first read the information and then write it down. Writing is also a good way of retaining information for a longer period.
On the other hand, some students are not good at written communication. They prefer verbal communication as it becomes easier for them to understand things when someone teaches it to them while speaking. The two methods of verbal communication, speaking and listening are involved in this form of learning. The teacher speaks and the student listens. They can understand things and memorize the information easily as they listen to it carefully.
In some cases, children cannot understand things through both verbal and written communication. For them, hands-on methods of explaining various things is a good idea. Once you show them how the thing works through hands-on demonstrations, they can easily understand what is taught to them.
Determining the method that works best for your child
Now that you know the different learning methods that children use to acquire information and retain it for a long time, it’s your turn to determine the style your child prefers the most.
- Visual Learner: If children are interested in visual activities such as drawing, art, reading picture books, etc, and are good at remembering faces, names, places, words, and more, then these signs indicate that they are visual learners.
- Written Communication: If the children love to read and write, make notes frequently, remember things they read, and can concentrate on textbooks then they learn through written communication.
- Verbal Communication: If children understand things easily that are explained to them through spoken words, prefer speaking to explain their points, listen to audiobooks, and lectures more, then they learn through verbal communication.
Once you identify the learning method that works best for your child, you can apply effective methods of teaching.