Lesson 12 - Learning Styles Illinois State Library
Kinesthetic and Tactile Learners
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Adaptations for Kinesthetic and Tactile Learners
- Make learning physical.
- Have the learner work at a standing desk.
- Have the learner stand or pace.
- Have the learner stand, stretch, and take a few deep breaths.
- Have the learner use chalkboards or whiteboards.
- Allow the learner to manipulate soft, quiet toys, (koosh balls or play dough).
- Use color.
- Use highlighters.
- Use colored transparencies over print.
- Decorate the work area with colors and posters.
- Vary activities.
- Assign simple, short-term tasks that vary the pace.
- Write down distractions.
- Have the learner jot down unrelated thoughts that intrude as they study. They can write the thought down and go back to their work.
- Play music in the background.
- Kinesthetic learners may find that music helps them concentrate.
- Read the whole first, then the parts.
- Kinesthetic learners may need to skim through the whole thing to get a feel for the general idea. Then they can go back and read carefully.
- Have learners read aloud.
- Have learners do presentations or projects.