02 Mar How To Effectively Teach Children?
As a parent we teach our children new things all the time, however no one necessarily teach us how to do so..
While many people find teaching children to be rewarding, some will tell you that it’s just plain stressful at times. What are the best ways to teach kids? Do the methods and techniques vary across subject manner? For example, would you use the same approach to teach a child how to tie their shoes as you would how to do multiplication tables? Probably not. That being said though, there is no fool-proof way on how to teach kids.
There are several proven methods and techniques you can use – Before you dedicate yourself to a teaching method, figure out how the kids learn best. From there, you can choose teaching methods and techniques that are right for them.
You will be surprised how fast they can learn something once you teach to their learning style.
There are 7 primary learning styles:
Visual (Spatial) – These individuals learn best through pictures, images, and spatial understanding. To help your visual learner grasp concepts faster, teach them through pictures, icons, charts, diagrams, and color coded information.
Aural (Auditory) – These individuals learn best through sound and music. Making up a story or a song with the directions or the main concepts of the lesson will help this type of learner succeed.
Verbal (Linguistic) – These individuals learn best through words, verbal and/or written. Copying down phrases and words, taking their own notes during lectures, reading out loud, listening to audio recordings, and discussions are effective teaching methods and techniques for this type of learner.
Physical (Kinesthetic) – These individuals learn best through experience and rely on the sense of touch. Encourage kids to build, create, act things out, and experience what they are learning.
Logical (Mathematical) – These individuals learn best through logic and reasoning. Logical learners need to know the elusive “why?”. The answer “because” or “it just is” will never sit right with them.
Social (Interpersonal) – These individuals learn best through group interaction. You can teach to this learning style through role playing, group projects, volunteering, service projects, and debates
Solitary (Intrapersonal) – These individuals learn best through self-study. Try centering your lesson plans around things they are already interested in and use their interest as a vessel to learn new things
It is important to note that many kids learn well from a blend of learning styles. Think of yourself for example. Do you learn best through just one of these learning styles or several?
Of course, us at Gululu recommend to keep teaching your kid to have a healthy lifestype and stay hydrated 🙂