Understanding the Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learning Styles

Understanding the Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learning Styles

Every child learns at their own pace and in their own way. While some may learn better listening to a lecturer, others may learn better by doing something with their own two hands. The three learning styles—visual, auditory, and kinesthetic—are apparent in all individuals, but some may gravitate towards one style more than the rest. Understanding them, then, can help your child find the most successful method of learning. 

Visual learning 

Visual learners are incredibly common, especially when looking at children who are very young. These types of learners will learn by seeing. They focus on body language, facial expressions, and other visual indicators both in and out of the classroom in order to process information. Children who are visual learners often enjoy reading and drawing, and they learn best when they write down notes or use flashcards to memorize information. 

Auditory learning 

On the other hand, some kids are auditory learners. These types of learners will learn by hearing. Listening to what a teacher or parent says, for instance, connects with them to a higher degree than any sort of text, picture, or other visual indicator could. They learn best by explaining ideas out loud or listening to a lecturer. 

Kinesthetic learning 

Finally, there are kinesthetic learners. These types of learners will learn by doing. Children who gravitate towards this learning style tend to be more physically active. They enjoy actually acting out the things they are learning about, and often taking a hands-on approach with them is the best option. Even walking around or chewing gum while reading or studying is found to help kinesthetic learners. 

While it can be difficult to tailor every lesson to each child’s learning style, identifying what your own child responds to can really serve to enhance their education. Here at Steadfast Academy, we take into account each child’s own unique learning style. To learn more, or to schedule a tour, give us a call today at 281-991-3999.