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Ways to Help Children Learn
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.

VERBAL/LINGUISTIC LEARNER
  • 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.
VISUAL/SPATIAL LEARNER
  • Provide manipulatives, maps, cameras and writing/drawing tools.
  • Tell vivid stories to capture the imagination.
  • Take trips to art museums, planetariums and plays.
BODILY/KINESTHETIC LEARNER
  • 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.
THE NATURALIST
  • 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.
LOGICAL/MATHEMATICAL LEARNER
  • 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.
MUSICAL/RHYTHMIC LEARNER
  • 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.
INTERPERSONAL/SOCIAL LEARNER
  •  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.
INTRAPERSONAL/INTROSPECTIVE LEARNER
  • 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.
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