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Monday, August 11, 2008

Getting Organized for School - Learning Style

One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is understanding her learning style. This greatly increased my ability to help my children learn - knowing whether she was an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner. I didn't force my learning style on her.

Cynthia Tobias has written several books on learning styles and learning in general. I'll recommend two that I found very enlightening: The Way They Learn and Every Child Can Succeed. She gives numerous ideas of implementing each type of learning style.


As you talk these concepts over with your child, knowing his leaning style gives your child confidence, the ability to adapt his learning accordingly, and the freedom from comparison. You may find it helpful to discuss this information with your child's teacher, especially if he is a kinesthetic learner aand must be moving in order to learn.


Click the book images on the sidebar to get a more detailed description of each book.


What have you done to help your child learn? What books do you recommend?


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2 comments:

Makarios said...

As a former teacher and now a parent of three, I can attest to the importance of knowing learning styles! If/when problems arise, it is easier to approach the teacher if you can offer suggestions. Knowing your child's learning style(s) can give benefits for the child, but also for you and the teacher.

GREAT advice...thanks! I will look for the books!

Cathy

1-2-3...Get Organized said...

Thanks, Cathy, from your perspective as a former teacher! You will love Cynthis Tobias's books!