The other day I was looking at my remote control and noticed that it had a learn button. This got my brain to going. Thinking wouldn’t it be easier if we just had a learn button to learn new things or even better if children had a learn button. How easy would teaching be if you could just push a button and impart knowledge? Of course my husband chimed in that they also need a mute and rewind buttons as well but that is for another article. All of this got me thinking about how children actually learn. Discovering your child’s learning style is one of the best ways to improve academic success.
So what is the big deal about learning styles? Simply put a learning style is channel or mode through which some best acquires a skill or knowledge. If a teaching method worked for me it should work my child. Most parents or teachers believe that what works for them is the best way to learn. Unfortunately not everyone learns the same way. Do you have to see something done before you can grasp a new skill or maybe you prefer to be told step my step instructions. Learning styles include: auditory, visual and tactical/kinesthetic.