If you have a child who is really trying and has trouble learning or remembering things, dont be in a rush to find a tutor or a remedial class just yet. Sometimes the way to help a child learn can be done by a little survey (by you), and a little tweaking and teaching in their study and school habits. You see, as discussed in our previous boomeryeabook.com article, people have different learning styles, and these styles have different characteristics. You may want to go to a professional in order to determine your childs learning style, but sometimes you can easily recognize it for yourself. Once you determine your childs learning style, you can use some simple learning and studying strategies that is most suitable for your child.
Visual Verbal learners learn best when they see or read what they have to learn, so copying whats written on the board, making outlines from textbooks, using flashcards, note researches, simple notes, and lists are very helpful. Highlighters that underline important keywords is also a useful studying technique for the Visual Verbal learner.
Visual Nonverbal learners are also like Visual Verbal learners, but instead of words, learning is effective when they see images, pictures and other verbal cues. Highlighting notes, picture flashcards, diagrams, videos and maps of history events/scientific processes/or other lessons are great ways to help your child learn better.
Auditory Learners learn effectively while watching videos or listening to recordings. Group discussions and lectures are very beneficial. Teach your child to use word association, to read aloud while studying or to tape notes so he can listen to them over and over again.
Kinesthetic Learners benefit well from laboratory classes, field trips to museums. Role playing can help your child, so does walking back and forth while reading something. Encourage him to have interactive study time with others or have him use flash cards and memory games.
Sometimes, studying can be very tiring for a student, especially when lessons are difficult to understand. But with your help, you can show him ways and methods in order to maximize his learning capacity. Easy and happy learning for him, another worry to check off your list!
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