Teaching a child through auditory learning doesn’t need to be tricky. They have a specific learning style and there are ways to teach them. Auditory learners “learn” best through hearing things instead of seeing or touching them. A lot of students struggle because they don’t have the resources available to help them understand this way of learning.
Check out these 5 ways you can teach your child through auditory learning.
- Reading out loud- Almost anything you do with your auditory learner will need to be read out loud. This is especially true when they are younger. Can they learn by reading silently? Probably! However, a child who learns through auditory style will still connect better with the concept, when the words are read out loud. There are adults who read out loud because it’s the way they comprehend and understand certain concepts. Teaching your child this trick at an early age might save them some heartache down the road.
- Reciting things- An auditory learner may have to hear things several times and there’s nothing wrong with this. Reciting things is a part of auditory learning that your child may also pick up. In order to learn things, they may have to recite the concept out loud several times. It’s just the way they learn and there’s nothing wrong with this approach.
- Verbal Games- Whenever you are busy teaching an auditory learner, you should get used to the idea of playing verbal games. Your child can learn many concepts from verbal games. You can play games like “I Spy” while driving in your car. You can ask your child math problems out loud and have your child answer verbally. While taking a hike one day, you can make it a game to see who can spot the most unique animals and plants.
- Record- One tool you have at the palm of your hands, to help teach your child, is the power of recording. If you’re going through a lesson at home, make sure you record it. Your child can go back through the lesson later and listen to any concepts they may have missed. You can easily record things on your phone or even using a web cam. If you have access to electronics, you might as well utilize them to help make learning more fun and meaningful.
- Songs- Have you ever thought about creating a song to help your auditory learner? Singing a song is pure brilliance because it helps your child understand a concept without them trying too hard. Plus, you both get to experience silliness, fun, and creativity. Try singing a song about multiplication to help your child get the concept a little better. If your child is struggling with a history lesson, make up a silly song to help your child understand the points. We use songs for phonics, math, Bible, and so much more!
As you can see, teaching the auditory learner can be loads of fun. Using these tips will help both of you have an awesome year of learning ahead.