When learning about learning in pre-schoolers and kids in early elementary, keep learning styles in mind. When trying to identify the learning styles of your kids, keep two things in mind. First is not the style itself but the environment in which learning ideally takes place for your kids. Do they need peace or stimulation? Background noise or quiet? One-on-one or group learning? Bursts of learning with breaks in between or sustained, attention-demanding sessions? The stage for learning has to be set. Then, second, there are the various learning styles themselves: is your kid a visual learner, needing to see objects or pictures in order to get it? Is he an auditory learner, needing to hear explanations or the sound of what’s being talked about? Or is she a tactile learner who wants a hands-on experience? When they find their style, they hit their stride.