Tactile or kinesthetic learners are those who learn through experiencing/doing things.

For this reason, tactile learners may become bored more quickly than other students while listening to a class lecture. Tactile learners like to experience the world and act out events. To remember a phone number, tactile learners may remember the pattern of their fingers as the press the numbers. Tactile learners can remember complicated directions once they've acted them out. Look over these traits to see if they sound familiar to you. You may be a tactile learner if you are someone who:
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Is good at sports. Can¶t sit still for long. Is not great at spelling. Does not have great handwriting. Likes science lab. Studies with loud music on. Likes adventure books, movies. Likes role playing. Takes breaks when studying. Builds models. I s involved in martial arts, dance. Is fidgety during lectures. Kinesthetic Learners Can Benefit from:

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Studying in short blocks. Taking lab classes. Role playing. Taking field trips, visiting museums. Studying with others. Using memory games. Using flash cards to memorize.

multiple choice. having a hard time sitting still in class. If possible. Ways to Adapt Lessons for Kinesthetic Learners: Vary instruction not only from day-to-day but also within a single class period. Some kinesthetic learners seem fidgety. How to Teach Kinesthetic Learners The teaching process and methods for kinesthetic learners should include activities which provide them with hands-on experience. Allow students to role-play to gain further understanding of key concepts.Worst Test Type: Long tests. They typically like how-to guides and action-adventure stories. essays. Provide students with the opportunity to work in small discussion groups as they study materials. Allow students to stretch partially through the class if they seem to become restless. plan a field trip that can help reinforce key concepts. They are naturally good at physical activities like sports and dance. fill-ins. Provide students with as many opportunities as your curriculum warrants to complete hands-on work. A Look at Kinesthetic Learners: Kinesthetic learners typically learn best by doing. They enjoy learning through hands-on methods. . They might pace while on the phone or take breaks from studying to get up and move around. The following teaching methods can be useful. Best Test Type: Short definitions.

. Learning process of these students is greatly benefited from this activity. This activity involves movements and it also helps in repeating things being taught. Taking field trips. Teaching efforts for such students need to be taken in this direction. spelling games and other such interesting activities need to be incorporated in the teaching process. Taking lab classes. visiting museums. Kinesthetic learners have good observations skills which help them in seeing a particular thing and trying it out. Tapping/clapping out the letter and numbers that are taught should help in memorizing them quite easily. Engaging these students in laboratory work is necessary. sculpt and do many such things which help channelize their energy. because it provides them with hands-on experience of concepts being learned during classroom sessions. Using such tools gives them a feel of exploring things. Kinesthetic Learners Can Benefit from: y y y y y y y Studying in short blocks. Using memory games. Role playing.y y y y y y The kinesthetic learners should be allowed to draw. one should make use of monkey bars. the use of magnetic letters or letter tiles is recommended. Using flash cards to memorize. Board games. For teaching numbers and related concepts. For children who have just started learning alphabets. Kinesthetic learners should be encouraged to write on a regular basis. Studying with others. paint.

kinesthetic learners can find tricks that make the system work in their favor. feel. Physical learners generally need to: y y y Touch. They can walk. Move their bodies in order to learn something new. So get moving on getting them on the move! Does your child jump right into an activity without thinking twice about asking how to do it? Is he unusually coordinated for his age? Perhaps he¶s a kinesthetic learner.a kinesthetic learner ³needs to be engaged to get it. jump rope. Try it themselves first. They will not want to see a demonstration. explains that although most children start out as kinesthetic learners. . rather than just numbers on a chalkboard). For example. Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet. But that doesn' t mean they do them worse.they don't need to sit at a desk. this type of learner may read a book with his left hand while bouncing a basketball with his right. Teach concepts with concrete examples (for example. and handle things. teach greater thanand less than with a crocodile puppet. auditory. However. Have your child memorize information while moving. and kinesthetic (physical).´ So how do you know if your preschooler is a physical learner or just an active kid? ³Half of all students remain kinesthetic at some level. if you observe the following traits in your child over time. Encourage your child to study in several short blocks of time. some rev with their reading. With a little help. by second or third grade their true learning style begins to come into focus. at least at home! Encourage your child to clap out sounds or syllables they hear in words.´ states Moskowitz-Sweet. They just need some motion with their math. According to Moskowitz-Sweet . There are three main types of learning styles: visual. licensed clinical social worker and coordinator of Parents Place Express. or skip as they're learning the material-. it could be indicative of a kinesthetic learning style.Final words of wisdom? Kinesthetic learners do things differently. instead of one extended time period.

y Encourage exploring outside the classroom. Many schools are cutting P. and it is the kinesthetic learners who suffer most. As a parent it is vital you partner with your child¶s teacher and become active in the school. y y . y Quiz her on her vocabulary during a walk around the block. y Try to send your child to a school that has mandatory physical education.E. draw diagrams. and make models. Moskowitz-Sweet offers the following tips to help your kinesthetic learner thrive in school y Talk up auditions for the school play. the better you can assist her teachers in giving her the tools she needs to succeed. If she¶s walking along the beach. or review spelling while kicking a soccer ball back and forth. Repetitive physical activity is key. when all they need is a sprint down the hall and back again to regain their focus. some kinesthetic learners are mislabeled as ADHD(attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). she is learning.Show rather than tell. The more in touch you are with your child¶s unique way of learning. Unfortunately. y Encourage him to take notes. The dramatic arts can be a wonderful outlet for kinesthetic learners. programs. touching shells. feeling the sand in her toes.

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