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Learning should be fun and learning should be exciting for kids. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Many children struggle to learn the material put before them and the result reveals learning gaps. Learning gaps can happen for a variety of reasons, but audio learning can help fill in those gaps.
Learning gaps happen when your child does not learn all of the lesson material. They may have picked up on some of what they studied, but some of it just didn’t sink in.
Audio Learning For The Weak Or Reluctant Reader
Many times, these gaps are the result of the material being above your child’s reading level. Yet, they are able to learn the same lesson when it is presented in an audio format. Audio dramas can help bridge the gaps until your child’s reading ability catches up to their learning capabilities. It can also be a huge blessing for a reluctant reader. If your child hates to read, audio learning can allow them to continue to learn anyway. It can be a lifesaver for homeschool parents.
Audio Learning For A Literature-Based Approach
If you love a literature-based learning approach, but your child gets bogged down by that much reading, audio learning can be the missing piece in your homeschooling efforts. Audio learning gives your child the opportunity to delve into beautiful works of literature without reading overload. They can reap all of the benefits that a solid, literature-based curriculum can afford without having to spend all of their time reading. It is also a great way to add variety and diversity to your literature-based curriculum.
Audio Learning Fills In A Multitude Of Gaps
Audio learning doesn’t just fill in the gaps academically. If your child is already doing well in academic subjects but needs exposure to creative ideas and the arts, it can also bring out the creativity in them. Most parents find time in their schedule to focus on the so-called important subjects such as math and grammar, while other subjects fall by the wayside. Audio learning can fill in the gaps of these subjects as well. You can teach vocabulary, writing, character building, read alouds, and especially history all through audio dramas.
History is one place where audio learning can really make the biggest difference and fill in the most gaps. When your child reads a history textbook, they may accumulate dates, facts, timelines, and names. This is a dry and unproductive way to teach history. History is one of those subjects that you can utilize to accomplish a multitude of objectives in your homeschool, especially when paired with audio learning.
Audio learning gives your child a big picture of history. It gives history a purpose and allows you to fill in the missing gaps. Dates and names are suddenly paired with stories and emotions, and become relevant to your child. They begin to place the characters that they may vaguely know about into stories that they treasure. Entire eras of history suddenly make sense and come to life. Audio learning greatly aids in making connections between historical facts and the purpose of learning history.
Fill The Learning Gaps Quickly
If you have recently had some difficult times in your life, or if your child is struggling in school, audio learning can help them to catch up quickly. Unlike formal lessons, audio learning can take place virtually anywhere and at any time. You are not restricted to a classroom, so you can take your learning anywhere. Learning can take place in the car, while doing chores, or while going to sleep at night. Audio learning makes the best use of your time so that your child can learn more in a smaller amount of time.
Maybe your child is a reluctant reader or has had some learning difficulties. Maybe you just love the literature-based approach to teaching, or maybe you want to add all of those other elements that you never seem to have the time to focus on. You can give your child a thorough and comprehensive education through audio learning and fill in those learning gaps in no time.
You may also consider reading another Live The Adventure Letter article: How To Recognize If Your Child Is An Audio Learner
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