No matter how bright, creative, or hard-working your child is, sometimes he or she will still need a little help in school. One easy way that you can help is to understand how he or she learns.
Figuring out your child’s learning style can make his or her education a better experience. Each child has a different way of learning, so when parents know their child's best way to learn, they can help him or her more effectively with homework, tests, and overall academic tasks.
Test your child
Try these online resources to help determine your child’s learning style:
Study tips for each learning style
Once you figure out your child’s preferred style, you can create a study plan to help him or her understand concepts better.
Include your child’s counselor or teacher
Share your child’s learning style with his or her teacher. While the teacher won’t always be able to accommodate each child’s learning style, it’s helpful information that may be useful when assigning homework or tests.
Remember that information and engagement is the key to successful education. Knowing your child’s learning strengths before you begin a study or educational strategy is important for his or her progress.
Learn more about how strong parent engagement can help your child succeed in school and in life in the YOU: Your Child's First Teacher books.