How to Know Your Child’s Learning Style
Knowing your child’s learning style can help you teach them more effectively. It can also help you choose an instructional model or curriculum that will best help him or her learn.
This Homeschool Learning Style Quick Guide will help you understand the different learning styles and how to know which one(s) best describe your child.
|Learning Style||Learning Style Description||Characteristics You Might See in Your Child|
|Visual||Learn by seeing|
Respond well to charts, graphs, diagrams
Think in pictures, imagine what they’re reading (movie in their mind)
Enjoy using highlighters (perhaps colorful) to emphasize important parts of a text
Mind maps benefit them
Spends time really looking at pictures
Remembers many details about what they’ve seen
Good with directions because they remember where they’ve been and what they saw on the way to get there
Likes to doodle
|Auditory||Learn by hearing|
Respond well to songs and chants
Learn well listening to lectures, audio books, etc.
Remember oral instructions well
Enjoy presenting orally
Learn through discussion
Often heard singing to themselves
May make up songs to accompany what they’re thinking about
Enjoys listening to audio books, Adventures in Odyssey, Patch the Pirate, etc.
Get distracted easily if too much noise in background (or if it’s too quiet!)
|Reading/Writing||Learn by reading or writing|
Learn well by reading a textbook
Use note-taking to remember important information
Prefer to write their thoughts rather than present them orally
|Enjoys reading in free time|
Likes to journal
Remembers well what they’ve written down
|Kinesthetic||Learn by doing |
Learn through the use of movement
Enjoy hands-on learning
Do not like to sit for long periods of time
Learn through models or physical representations of a topic
Can remember how to do something after they’ve done it once
Enjoy the use of motions when singing children’s songs
Enjoy building or making models
Choosing Homeschool Curriculum Specific to Your Child’s Learning Style
Do you have a better idea of your child(ren)’s learning style(s)?
Learn more about each learning style and the best instructional models and curricula for them here: