Enhancing Auditory Learning in Children - Basic Principles
By Andrew Loh
Humans learn by using a number of sensory perceptions. A fine
combination of sensory skills will help them learn and master basic
things in life. Hearing, smelling, seeing and touching are some of
the most used sensory skills that everyone masters in their
lifetime. These skills come automatically to every person as soon as
he or she takes birth. Some people are very good in some sensory
skills while others are poor in them. One of the most important
sensory skills that your children possess is the sense of audition
or auditory ability. Like any other skills, auditory skills are very
critical and important for your children's survival.
Many children are excellent in this natural ability. Such children
are known as auditory learners because they learn well by hearing
things around them. They can easily catch words and syllables spoken
by others. They can even understand and comprehend the meaning of
spoken words very easily. In fact, they may struggle very much to
understand a lesson they read, but they can understand it when it is
read aloud to them. Auditory learners may have excellent skills for
understanding the meaning of someone's words, just by listening to a
change in the tones or intonations. Just look at a child who can
easily remember a cell phone number by uttering it aloud and then
master it how it sounded to recall by mouth.
Some children use the sense of audition to its maximum potential.
Such children are avid listeners, with a knack of understanding the
real meaning of spoken words better than anyone. Just take a look at
the following characters and find out whether your children are
better auditory learners.
Your children may be auditory learners, if they have the following
Like to read aloud: Some children are very good in reading in
a very loud voice. They can easily understand their lessons well by
simply reading them. Reading in a loud voice can stimulate their
brain cells to grasp more and hold the meaning of the lessons in
their brain for longer time.
Very good in speaking: Some children are not afraid of
speaking in public and on a podium. They can easily stand up in
their classroom and ask questions without any hesitation. Such
children will not be having any stage fright, as speaking comes
naturally to them.
Like to submit reports orally: When it comes to submitting
class reports, some children are very good in doing in an oral way.
Oral reporting comes naturally to them, while answering questions is
also very simple and easy for them.
Good in explaining things: Some children are very good in
explaining the meaning of any topic. These children can be very good
teachers to their fellow students. Auditory learners are some of the
Remember names very easily: Auditory learners are very good
in remembering names of people and their classmates. They can recall
names quite easily as well. They also have an exceptional memory
power in retaining important bits of information.
Good at catching sound bites from music and movies: Auditory
learners can be adept in making out musical instruments played in an
orchestra or a symphony. They can even make out the real meaning of
different notes and sound effects of a movie. They enjoy music very
much and they can listen to music, as they work on their homework
Good in grammar and lingua-phone classes: Auditory learners
are very good in learning English, because they tend to do very well
in spoken English classes with their better grasping ability of
basic grammar. Learning any foreign language is dead easy for them
as well. Just watch them how well they perform in a language
laboratory; they can listen to difficult spoken passages and
understand their meaning.
Good in slow reading: Auditory learners are also slow paced
readers. They would like grasp the real meaning of every sentence in
a book. As they read out loud, they tend to immerse their minds into
the story line of the book they are reading.
Respond to spoken words very well: Auditory learners can
respond to spoken words very well. In fact, they are among the best
people in comprehending every word of a spoken sentence. Auditory
learners can become some of the best army officers and musicians.
Active throughout the day: Auditory learners cannot keep
quiet for long periods. They are always active and agile with a mind
to understand things that are going on around them. Auditory
learners are active, energetic and agile, both in their mind and
Enjoy dramas and acting: Auditory learners enjoy being on the
center stage. They like acting in dramas, skits and stage shows.
They like debates, talk shows and oratory.
Like to participate in discussions: Auditory learners like to
participate in discussions and workshops. They are very good in a
study group. They can contribute to the success of any study groups
with their excellent ideas and suggestions.
Just remember that auditory excellence in just one part of a child's
intrinsic abilities. Children who display a delicate mixture of all
other sensory abilities will do very well in their life. Continue to read
Enhancing Auditory Learning in Children - Useful Techniques.