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"What Type of Learner is Your Child"?

We are constantly learning about our children and how best to guide them and work with them. In the book, The Way They Learn by Cynthia Tobias, we read children learn one of three ways typically. They are visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners. In other words, they take in information through one of these ways. The visual learner is likely one of the easiest ways to learn but we do have to see it or visualize it to grasp it. The auditory learner does have to hear it, but usually has to speak it to retain it. The kinesthetic learner thrives in a preschool setting but may struggle when they get to school because everything is not hands on. In preschool, we try to use all our senses to learn and often when kindergarten comes along it is sit down, write at a table and focus in. The kinesthetic learner needs to move to learn.

Then we factor in whether a learner is global or analytic- wow so much to understand. But if we can figure out how our child learns, we can use it in so many positive ways. Think about getting this book mentioned above and in the process, you will learn a lot about yourself as well.

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