Many educators and learning theorists agree that there are three primary learning styles:
Auditory Learners learn best by hearing or listening. They prefer talking about a situation and express emotions verbally. These students benefit most from verbal instruction.
Visual Learners learn best by seeing. They prefer watching demonstrations and have the ability to visualize information. These students study better alone.
Tactile Learners learn best by doing. They need direct involvement in what they learn. These students benefit from using manipulatives — physical, movable objects used to illustrate abstract concepts. Tactile learners are sometimes referred to as haptic or experiential learners.