27 Feb Teaching Methods for Children

Children learn in a variety of different ways depending on their age and ability level. What works for one child isn’t always going to be the best approach for every child. As a teacher of children you should be aware of multiple different types of methods for teaching children and educational activities for kids so that you can apply the best one for each child.

The 7 main learning methods are, visual, verbal, aural, logical, solitary, social and physical. Most children will benefit from a teaching style that mixes all 7 learning methods, but different students will excel with 1 or 2 in particular.

Visual

These type of learners will do best with a curriculum that contains a lot of pictures, charts and information displayed through colors and shapes.

Verbal

Verbal learners do best by focusing on words, through repetition and by writing out their class notes on paper.

Aural

This type of teaching involves the use of sound and music. Not as many children learn as well this way, but it’s good to mix it into the educational curriculum to add some variety to the classes.

Logical

The logical learner does best if they understand why something works the way it does. This helps them have a really solid understanding of something at an in-depth level and consequently they’ll be able to more easily memorize the subject matter.

Solitary

The solitary learner likes to learn alone with more structure. Being in a group can cause anxiety for the solitary learner and make it a lot more difficult for them to grasp more difficult topics.

Social

The complete opposite of the solitary learner, the social learner thrives in a group environment where collaboration and group communication is encouraged.

Physical

These are the kids that learn really well by just diving straight into something and doing it. They learn on the job. Don’t bore them with too many facts or whys. They are the opposite of the logical learner. Just show them what to do and watch them learn.