Do you remember our school days when we compared talents of different students?
Some were book worms and others were sportsmen
Some were the class clown and some were the notorious lot.
Some were a specific subject genius and others were all rounders.
We might have even believed that we were superior than a few others, like, the kid who got straight Fs.
But, we were highly mislead.
According to many researches, all students have a learning style. Our classrooms are one size fit all and children of other types are forced to adapt or change.
They are perceived as “slow” students.
In this post, we will discuss different learning styles and how you can gamify learning for them.
1. Visual learner
Visual learners are quick to learn what they see rather than what they hear. They are often taught using graphs, diagrams, maps, images, colours, etc.
They are often labelled as “late bloomers” because of their difficulty in reading and writing, but that is far from truth. Visual learners are creative, imaginative and think out of the box.
You can make use of –
- Pictionary or whiteboard games: Pictionary is the best game you can play with visual learners. You can modify the game according to the students and what you want to teach them. These are a few posts that can help you with activities that involve pictionary
- Flashcards: Visual learners can be engaged with flashcards easily. In fact, flashcards are highly versatile and there are huge variety of activities that you can do with them. For example, you can use them to learn new words, alphabets, grammar or review what they have already learned. These are a few posts that can help you with activities that use flashcards
2. Verbal learner
Verbal learners are good at understanding text through use of a language. They are excellent at reading and writing. They will almost always remember what they have enjoyed reading and many of them also develop love for different languages.
For parents of verbal learners, it is comparatively easier than others. You can engage them in simple activities that involves reading out loud, mnemonics, scripting chapters in your own voice etc.
In short, your activities will involve a lot of reading and writing.
3. Logical learner
These are fun learners! They are good at extracting logic behind abstract information and are often great at maths.
Logical learners are the ones who analyze cause and effect of a given situation or text and tend to think linearly. They like everything in order and would to indulge in strategy games.
- Puzzles: Puzzles are great for logical learners as it stimulates their senses. Here are a few posts that suggest using puzzles for learning –
- Treasure Hunts require children to use logical and analytical abilities to decipher a clue. These are a few post you can refer
4. Auditory learner
Unlike the visual or verbal learners, auditory learners have the ability to remember the conversations they have, and enjoy debates and discussions.
They will always be great at oral exams!
Reading aloud, listening to music or learning from songs, videos, and poems are great ways to engage an auditory learner.
You can use Youtube and find some really interesting poems, videos and songs. We have include a few in these posts for your reference
5. Social learner
Social learners can learn a lot from social interactions. They are good at understanding people and communication gaps.
They are great at teamwork and would learn anything easily if they can form a study group.
Letting them teach others or role playing as teacher would work wonders with social learners.
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6. Solitary learner
As the name suggests, solitary learners love to study and work alone. They are independent learners and require very less supervision
You can visit our blog for several activities that can be implemented for solitary learners.
7. Physical learner
Physical learners are full of energy and always wanting to do something with their hands
They learn best when they are physically involved in an activity. That means, you need to teach them using arts, crafts, experiments, field trips etc
For example, cooking could be a fun activity. You can include a lot of concepts while cooking or baking. You can refer to the following posts and see how we recommend using cooking for learning –
There you go.
All of us fall under one or the other category of learners. While children struggle and try to adapt to one style of teaching at school level, they can excel if you can teach them according to their learner type.
What do you think? What are you planning to do to adapt learning according to your children’s’ learning style.