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So Your Kid Is A Verbal Learner – Now What?

Of all the learning styles, verbal learners tend to be the rarest. This doesn’t mean that they are harder to teach or destined to have problems in school. In fact, verbal learning indicates that people will succeed later in life because they have better language skills. 

It is important to understand that verbal learning is different from auditory learning. Auditory learners learn the best when they hear about a topic, whereas verbal learners need to hear the words and speak them in order to understand. 

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For now, let’s talk more about your verbal learner.

What Is A Verbal Learner?

Verbal learners tend to learn best through the words that they hear and the words that they say. They need to have both levels in order to understand a topic, though they can usually learn just by hearing words spoken out loud. Traditionally, they benefit from singing songs, repeating chants, and lectures.

Verbal also includes writing. Verbal learners can best express what they know through written essays, speeches, and presentations.

How Do I Know If My Child Is A Verbal Learner?

Has your child ever used a word that you weren’t even sure if you knew the meaning to it – and then you looked it up and they used it correctly? That’s a sign they are a verbal learner. Some other signs include:

  • Loving reading, vocabulary, and spelling
  • Enjoying writing activities
  • Playing word games like Scrabble or crossword puzzles
  • Learning new languages easily
  • Disliking silence or independent study
  • Performing well in front of crowds
  • Preferring writing, history, and reading over math and science
  • Remembering quotes, passages, and songs easily

Of course, every child is different and some verbal learners may excel in math or science. It really just depends on the instruction, teacher, and the child.

How Can I Use This Information To Help My Child Succeed?

If you think that your child is a verbal learner and you want to help them succeed, there are a few different steps that you can take to improve their study skills and performance in school. The first is to encourage your child to read instructions to themselves by mouthing the words. When your child is learning a new subject, have them read the textbook or story aloud to you instead of to themselves. You don’t need to give it your complete focus, as it will benefit your child either way.

Encourage your child to learn as many songs, mnemonic devices, puns, riddles, and wordplay to remember topics – think something like “My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas” to remember the planets or “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” for mathematical equations.

Encourage your child to write things out that they don’t understand – verbal doesn’t just mean speaking and hearing. It can mean writing something down. These are the kids that are going to benefit from well-written notes that are color-coded and organized perfectly.

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