Chances are you have some preschool auditory learners in your early childhood program. (20-30% of children learn through hearing*).
An auditory learner is a style in which a person learns through listening. An auditory learner depends on hearing and speaking as a main way of learning. Auditory learners must be able to hear what is being said in order to understand. They also use their listening and repeating skills to sort through the information that is sent to them.
Characterics of auditory learners include:
- Auditory learners like to be read to.
- Auditory learners sit where they can hear.
- Auditory learners are most likely to read aloud or subvocalize when they read.
- Auditory learners enjoy music.
- Auditory learners acquire information primarily through sound.
- Auditory learners are easily distracted by noises.
- Auditory learners may not coordinate colors or clothes, but can explain what they are wearing and why.
- Auditory learners enjoy listening activities.
- Auditory learners enjoy talking.
- Auditory learners hum or talk to themselves or others when bored.
For more information, check out our online class, Lesson and Activity Planning for Auditory Learners.
Here are some resources to use when teaching preschool auditory learners: