Not all children learn in the same manner. A single classroom contains children with broadly differing learning styles, yet are taught in the same way. And even within the same family, siblings often possess their own learning styles. Knowing what type of learner your child is will help you tailor his education, study environment and the way in which you help him learn. Kim Duckworth, academic coach and owner of SEC Tutoring in Scottsdale, Arizona, explains eight styles of learning based on Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. Use this checklist to determine your child's learning style.
Good with words
Prefers to learn with words or language
Excellent at communicating
Careers that linguistic learners often pursue: Speaker, journalist, attorney
Once you determine the type of learner your child is, you can better understand how he learns best. It might make more sense to you that your child tends to move a lot while he studies if you know he is a kinesthetic learner, for example. Duckworth cautions parents that changing a child's learning style is impossible. Instead, he advises you to work with it!