Each of our children is Fearfully and Wonderfully made.
One of the greatest benefits of homeschooling is the ability to teach to each child’s learning style.
- Visual (spatial). Works best with pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
- Aural (auditory-musical). Works best with sound and music.
- Verbal (linguistic). Works well using words, both in speech and writing.
- Physical (kinesthetic). Does best using their whole body, hands, and sense of touch.
- Logical (mathematical). Does well using logic, reasoning and systems.
- Social (interpersonal). Learns best in groups or with other people.
- Solitary (intrapersonal). Works best alone and using self-study.
Our two oldest boys, ADD and ADHD respectively were kinesthetic learners. Our daughter is logical and our youngest boy, not ADD or ADHD, is also kinesthetic… he uses my exercise ball as a chair most days.
Knowing their learning styles made it much easier to teach them. Made for smoother days. Less, ahem,
yelling discipline issues.
They enjoyed learning and I enjoyed leading.
What’s your child(ren)’s learning style and how do you alter your teaching method to accommodate it?