Learning Styles

I checked out a book from the library called Talkers, Watchers, & Doers by Cheri Fuller. It’s all about learning styles – Kinesthetic (Doers), Auditory (Talkers), and Visual (Watchers). Tim and I had a lot of fun figuring out our learning style and taking a guess at Piper’s.

You can probably get an idea just from the names, but just in case here’s a quick summary about how each type learns best:

Kinesthetic – When movement or touch is involved.

Auditory – Hearing explanations and talking about information.

Visual – Reading, observing and looking at pictures and diagrams.

Our best guess is that I’m pretty strongly visual with a secondary of auditory. The surprise was Tim who is obviously kinesthetic. Why is this a surprise? Kinesthetic kids normally have a pretty rough time with the way school is taught – highly auditory and visual. We think he’s also visual, but has very little auditory, explaining why he doesn’t remember the things I tell him. 🙂 Piper has a lot visual and auditory traits. Her quiet watching and math skills tend toward visual. The non-stop chatter and attention span for having books read are auditory traits. Fun stuff.

Here’s a link if you want to take a guess at your learning style:

Learning Styles Chart


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