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Monday, August 17, 2009

Getting Organized for School - Learning Styles

I was really looking forward to having this week off to work on some high-priority goals for my business. However, some things came up that changed our time off, and we're having to be flexible. Isn't that so part of parenting - putting the needs of our kids first? I'll work on my goals, but in bits and pieces rather than in a concentrated time.

Speaking of meeting the needs of our children, knowing your child's learning style is so important! As you may know, I'm passionate about being a student of my children so I can create an atmosphere for them to succeed. I posted the following blog last year, but feel it's worth repeating ...

Getting Organized for School - Learning Styles

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: Making the Most of Your Child's Learning Style. She gives numerous ideas for implementing each type of learning style.

As you talk these concepts over with your child, knowing his learning 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 and must be moving in order to learn.

What have you done to help your child learn? What books do you recommend? Subscribers click here to comment on the original blog.

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