Auditory learners need to hear or listen to a concept in order to understand it. Learning by rote and memorizing things is easier for them. Having ways to help them will help in their success.

Whether we are kinesthetic, auditory or visual learners, we all need to know how we best learn. There are different strategies and tips that help with this. We don’t need to flounder and struggle. When we can use specific strategies for our learning style then school and learning can be easier.

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What are auditory children like? They need to hear or listen to a concept in order to understand it. Learning by rote and memorizing things is easier for them. Here are some characteristics of auditory learners:

  • Are talkative and often talk to themselves
  • Have difficulty being quiet
  • Memorization is easier, and usually done by speaking out loud
  • Can be distracted by background noise, esp if it is people talking
  • Gain a greater understanding of concepts by talking about it
  • Do better on tests if they can verbally answer the question
  • Will whisper while reading without knowing they are doing it
  • Will often hum or sing without realizing they are
  • Like being read to

I have an earlier video on the auditory learning style. Check it out here.
And here are some ways to help auditory learners succeed.


Here is a list and some links for different resources that I find helpful for auditory learners.

Audiobooks……Audible, Learning Ally (formerly reading for the blind and dyslexic)

Podcasts…..Podomatic, Buzzsprout, Podbean

NaturalReader….this tool converts text to mp3s to listen to

Digital recorders…..use your phone, get a small digital recorder

MeBooks (app on iPad) for younger children

Storyline Online…..A great website with books read by celebrities

Michayla Best

For over 30 years I have worked with children in a variety of capacities, whether as a teacher or tutor, a babysitter, a camp leader, or family advocate. I have always found a way to connect with children, to help them understand themselves and the world around.

I am Mummy to trinational twincesses who keep me on my toes with their questions, their commentaries, their shenanigans and acts of spontenudity.

Wife, world traveler, musician, crafting queen and self-proclaimed nerd; I love to take what I see, glean, know and help families to find their groove and be successful.

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