Kinesthetic learning, how does your child learn?

Not all are people are the same. Each individual is a world and has its own characteristics, something that neither children escape. All children have their own skills and abilities, knowing them will help them get the best out of them and take advantage of their virtues. You just have to look at your day to day to see how they work and how they learn.

In some cases, children have characteristics kinesthetic, that make them learn in a very concrete way. Knowing how a child acquires knowledge will save a lot of work for educators and parents since with this information they will be able to establish guidelines when teaching.

Types of learning

As has been said, not all people learn in the same way and their characteristics influence their way of internalizing contents. These are some examples depending on the way of being of each individual and their way of acquiring new knowledge following the classification of David A. Kolb:


- Assimilator. It is that child who learns based on the needs he has and acquires new knowledge from reflective observation.

- Divergent. It is one that focuses more on specific experiences, and needs motivation to acquire new knowledge.

- Convergent. Learn from the experimentation in the first person and focus their acquisition of knowledge from the utility that sees them.

Along with these learning styles, there is also the one presented by the kinesthetic people. These children always need to have the busy mind in some new subject that can give them some content. Their way of thinking is based on the relationship of concepts already learned, so they are always centered on two different points but they share some characteristics.


Kinesthetic students also need a continuous movement that can be confused with a bad attitude in the child. However, it is necessary for these minors that these activities be allowed to carry out their full potential. These people benefit greatly from those lessons that include actions for their body.

Activities for kinesthetic children

As has been said, understanding how a child behaves at the time of learning helps to take full advantage of their potential with concrete actions. These are some activities that represent a great benefit to the kinesthetic students:

- Reading: it is recommended to use readings that can be accompanied by movements that imitate the behavior of the protagonists.

- Promote your memory through concrete actions in which he participates
and not through counting lessons.


- Avoid the inactivity since they are very restless and require constant movement.

- Expose you nexus that they connect a concrete lesson with the previous one so that they understand better what is explained to them.

- Perform models and crafts that allow them to move and gesticulate.

Damián Montero

Video: Kinesthetic Learning Style (LL14)


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