Everyone has all kinds of learning styles but in different proportions and often there is a wide range of strengths and weaknesses within one learning style. Use these suggestions to help you plan for a lifetime of learning success.
- Read fiction and non-fiction illustrated books together, point to the text and listen to tapes.
- Tell stories, riddles and rhymes.
- Take trips to libraries and bookstores.
- Provide manipulatives, maps, cameras and writing/drawing tools.
- Tell vivid stories to capture the imagination.
- Take trips to art museums, planetariums and plays.
- Play sports, exercise, engage in martial arts.
- Play charades and provide dramatic activities that involve dance and role-playing.
- Make available hands-on arts and crafts projects, writing/drawing tools.
- Take trips to sporting events, plays and go on camp-outs.
- Go outdoors and explore the environment.
- Incorporate the use of all the senses to appreciate the wonders of nature.
- Provide opportunities to sort and classify.
- Take field trips to the aquarium, zoo, botanical gardens and record observations.
- Provide concrete materials for counting and problem solving.
- Allow time for exploration of new ideas.
- Play mystery games and games of deductive logic.
- Take trips to science museums, computer fairs and electronic exhibits.
- Provide musical and percussion instruments and sound systems.
- Make music together, sing favorite songs and keep time to rhythm.
- Take trips to concerts, operas and musicals.
- Provide games and toys to share with friends.
- Organize group projects and cooperative play schemes.
- Engage in frequent discussions and problem-solving sessions.
- Take trips to cultural and social events.
- Allow these children the opportunity to explore at their own pace.
- Furnish private spaces for pursuits of interest.
- Provide quiet places to think and meditate.
- Respect their privacy.
- Take long walks.