Updated: Jun 15, 2020
I never really thought about it until I started this journey even though I struggled in school but, there are three distinct learning styles people have and that is the reason some excel while others fail in the public school setting. They are Auditory who learn from hearing and speaking, Visual who need to see pictures and diagrams and Kinesthetic who need to touch feel and manipulate. There are kids who are a combination of two or even three of these types and when the need is not being met the child isn’t learning to their full potential. Knowing your child’s learning style can help you whether they are in public, private, or homeschooling. Knowing that both my kids had the same learning style helped to make the choice on which curriculum we went with. Timberdoodles kits are carefully designed to hit all three types of learners for a full and well rounded learning experience. I learned my children were a mixture of all three and each lesson needs to incorporate all three styles for the lesson to really sink in. In the two months we’ve been crisis schooling and just going at it on our own. I’ve found paid and free lessons online that hit all the different ways to learn and both M and A have gone from D’s to A’s. They are loving learning new things and when we learn something new they are getting on the computer and diving deeper into the material. They compete to answer questions first and share what they’ve learned with friends and family.
The bottom line is no matter which path you choose it’s important to first learn your kids learning style.