I wanted to include some quick notes about learning styles, as a post script to my Leapfrog Twist and Shout Multiplication post.
Three learning styles have been identified: visual (seeing), auditory (hearing), and tactile-kinesthetic (doing)
If you are unsure of your style, or of your child's style, check out this learning styles quiz.
- Unless a learning disability is present, all of us can learn through any style. However, it's far easier to learn when information is presented in our dominant style.
- We are born with a dominant style, which emerges after the preschool years.
- There is frequent overlap in learning styles (for some people more than others).
- As young children, we are all tactile-kinesthetic learners, which is why preschool should be unstructured and hands-on.
- Visual learners make up 65% of the population.
- Auditory learners make up 30% of the population.
- Tactile-kinesthetic learners make up 5% of the population.