My homeschooling journey quickly faded from a pleasant dream to a reoccurring nightmare. After preparing myself with books, websites, and advice from seasoned veterans, I witnessed my daughter struggle on a daily basis - in Kindergarten!
Math and phonics lessons bounced off like a rubber ball. Her love of learning plummeted. My frustration soared. Why was homeschooling so difficult?
The answer to my frustrations came in the form of the book, Discover Your Child's Learning Style by Mariaemma Willis and Victoria Hodson. I gave my daughter the learning styles test in the back and found she learns through pictures and discovery, not through the traditional methods I had been using.
My structured, sequential curriculum was actually keeping her from learning!
I changed my curriculum and teaching methods to fit the way she learns. What a transformation! She began reading easily and math finally made sense to her. Homeschooling became the pleasant dream I had envisioned.
When your child’s learning strengths don’t match how you’re teaching, the results are:
Your child’s learning style is a powerful tool. Making simple changes to the way you teach and the materials you use can make the difference between success and failure for your child.
Make this one change today; teach how your child learns.
There are two types of
Knowing your child's type makes the difference between struggling or success!
The first step in teaching how your child learns is understanding your child’s unique learning style.
Some children remember everything they hear or do. Others learn easily through words or pictures.
The second step is putting that information to work. Knowing your child’s learning style is not enough. It’s important to implement new teaching methods and purchase new curriculum if needed.
Click below for learning activities, teaching tips, and advice for choosing the best homeschool curriculum for your child's learning style:
|Auditory Learners - Learn best through hearing information.|
|Kinesthetic Learners - Learn best through movement and touch.|
|Visual Print Learners - Learn through words and print.|
|Visual Spatial Learners - Learn through pictures and graphics.|
Discover Your Child's Learning Style
If you want a comprehensive book about how your child learns best- this is it! This book was my introduction to learning strengths and it improved my daughter's learning tremendously. I highly recommend it to every parent.
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