Kids learn in a variety of ways. What works for one child may not work so well for another. So, today we looked at a few different learning techniques for children. These are just the basic top three, but they cover the widest spectrum of how children may learn best. Also note some children may learn by a combination of some of these techniques.
Sometimes one of the best ways children learn is if it’s explained to them. This can be in the form of lectures, a movie, or just listening to a book. For this technique it’s best to have the concept explained to children verbally. By speaking to them some children are able to process the information better versus if you had them read it instead. Even if your child is older, for example if they’re in an English class, they may be required to read a book. If they’re having trouble reading the book and understanding it, they’re best option would to listen to an audio version of the book.
Some children are visual learners. This means they can read the text in front of them and understand the concept of most lessons right away. This learning technique also involves if a child is learning how something is done by watching another person. For example, if they’re learning to write it would be more helpful for them to watch their teacher write the letter first than practice it themselves.
Some children are hands on learners. This means they like to be doing whatever it is they’re being taught. They learn best by being in action and practicing what is in front of them. For example, a child may have no trouble learning how to play a new game. They may need the rules taught to them first. However, once they understand they’ll pick up on how to play the game very quickly once they begin to practice it. Children who learn this way are usually very active or are always on the go.
In school it can be hard to find the right way to help your child learn. While public school systems use a variety of learning techniques that is usually a mixture of the three above, they don’t always have the resources to cater to a child’s needs. Your child may learn a subject better one way and better than they do another. Some children even learn better with a mixture of the three. They may prefer hands on when they can read instructions on how to do something. Other children may be better visual and oral learners in school. Try each one out and see which one your child has a better time understanding. Don’t be frustrated if your child begins to show problems or has a hard time trying to learn from some of these at first. There are other learning techniques out there that may work for your child. Do your research and see which one works best for your child.