"If Psalm 1 is to be believed, we must not allow our children to stand, sit or walk with those who deny biblical truth and morality. Instead, we must place them in situations that will aid them in meditating on the law of the Lord 'day and night.' Surely this involves how and where they are to be educated." — Voddie T. Baucham Jr.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Learning styles

So I recently found out that Janelle is a visual learner. How I found out is that we were at her gym class and I overheard her teacher telling someone that Janelle is a visual learner so you should show her want you want her to do. Well I thought about this on the way home and some things started to make sense. Like when Janelle is singing she always asks me to "look" at her instead of asking me to listen to her. She also did very well with sight reading, but just couldn't get the hang of phonics. She could say all the sounds of the letters but couldn't put them together. But knowing how her brain prefers to receive information will make a huge difference in the way I teach her. It will also cut down frustration and disappointment. The number of learning styles varies depending on who you ask. But the three main preferred ways of receiving info are visual, auditory and kinesthetic. The Big What Now Book of Learning Styles by Carol Barnier could give you more info. You can also take a quiz online to see what your child's learning style is.

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