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How Learning Toys Boost Your Childs Learning Style

Does your child love to sing, draw or climb?

The answer will give you an indication of how your child naturally learns?

Some children write without difficulty, while others easily scale the highest climbing bars? Some children love to color within the lines, whilst others become annoyed?

We rely on all of our senses of sight, hearing and touch, but generally people prefer to use one sense. We all have a dominant sense, or occasionally a combination of two, which is stronger and that we rely on more.

Children learn through their senses. Our dominant sense determines what and how we prefer to learn. A method of teaching will work beautifully for one child, but perhaps not for the child sitting next to them.

Children who are able to use their dominate sense flourish. Children who are not often have problems reaching milestones. So identifying and working with your child’s learning style will help them. Learning toys are tools to help children acquire information and develop skills. When chosen well they complement a natural learning style, or encourage a less preferred style in an enjoyable way.

Which are the best toys for the different styles? A visual child will love a building set, an auditory child a musical instrument and a kinesthetic child a trampoline.

So that’s easy.

But to achieve the goal of a well-rounded child they need to develop other senses and this is where the right toys are really helpful.

So is your child a visual, auditory or kinesthetic learner?

Visual Learners

These children learn from what they can see and often use their hands to recreate what they’ve seen and so tend to have excellent hand-eye coordination. Their fine motor skills are excellent.

Visual babies love to look at things such as faces and colorful toys.

Learning toys a Visual Learner will like includes:

  • Art and crafts
  • Board games
  • Building
  • Computers and internet
  • Modeling
  • Picture books
  • Puzzles
  • Science
  • Video games
Visual learners may need help with:
  • Sports and fitness skills such as balance and coordination
  • Speech - correct sounds
  • Social skills - depend on communication

Auditory Learners

These children learn by listening. They generally speak early and enjoy reading aloud. These children are often very popular, with good social skills. Auditory babies love to listen to music and singing.

Learning toys they’ll enjoy include:

  • Audio books
  • Music
  • Music boxes
  • Musical instruments.
  • Reading aloud
  • Singing
  • Stories and poetry

Auditory learners may need help with:

  • Hand eye coordination - they may need help with writing.
  • Movement skills such as balance, speed and coordination.

More learning toys for auditory learners.

Kinesthetic Learners

These children learn through action. These children frequently walk early and have excellent gross motor skills. They love sports and physical activities.

Learning toys they’ll love include:

  • Activity toys
  • Ball play
  • Kites
  • Large Building toys
  • Riding toys
  • Sand boxes
  • Swings and slides
  • Trampolines

Kinesthetic learners may need help with:

  • Fine motor skills - for writing.
  • Speech - for learning the correct sounds

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