Learning Styles

Learning Styles refers to the preferred way(s) in which children take in, process and acquire new information and skills. Children may rely more heavily on one mode of learning, based on their own strengths, weaknesses and preferences.

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The Talk Boards give my son a feeling of accomplishment and a sense of confidence with reading and spelling!

Beckie E., Mother of 5 year old Dylan who has a speech impairment, Pigeon, MI

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Auditory learners learn best through listening and talking. They use their strong sense of hearing to process auditory information. They may require more verbal explanation or ask more questions to fully understand something. They can follow spoken directions well and home in on changes in verbal tone or sound effects

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Kinesthetic learners process learning through movement and feeling. These learners benefit from moving their bodies and activating muscles during a task. Products that provide a hands-on approach to learning and offer physical movement allow kinesthetic learners full engagement to concentrate and retain information.

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Tactile learners benefit from products that provide a hands-on approach to learning. The manipulation of objects through touch lets students interact and explore through multiple senses. Beading, pegging, lacing, and tracing are examples of products that can stimulate tactile learning while engaging cognition through physical movement.

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"Shape Sorting Cupcakes are perfectly yummy for language learning and as a speech therapist, great or stimulating kids to "get talkin'."

Bree M., SLP (Speech & Language Pathologist), Chicago, IL


Visual learners learn best through images, pictures, charts, and diagrams. They organize information they receive through visualization techniques and are often very good with visual-spatial skills. Products such as charts, graphs, and manipulatives, and products that have images or written text, are all visual aids that help these learners use their strongest learning style.

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"This set expands the concept of building blocks by making them multi-functional and creates a mental game as well."

Marcia H., Developmental Therapist, Bristol, IN

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