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Tactile learners remember and understand new concepts with hands-on activities. They learn by doing actions that are associated with the new concepts. Hands on activities include touching, feeling, doing, moving, and other physical activities that are completed with learning. For the tactile learner, in class lectures are not always helpful when sitting still at a desk. The best way to help a tactile learner is by getting up and actively learn new concepts together. Below are a few ideas on how to best help a tactile learner understand and remember new and complex concepts.


  1. 1.Create a physical motion to explain a new topic. Link this motion every time the topic is discussed.
  2. 2.Create new and creative ways to involve touching, feeling, and doing with learning new concepts.
  3. 3.Change the scenery. Take a walk to another room or to the outdoors to discuss new topics.
  4. 4.Use hand motions or hand gestures to explain new key terms.
  5. 5.Study class notes with parents, class mates, or friends who can touch and do new concepts with the tactile learner.


Unfortunately, it may be difficult at times to come up with new ideas to actively and physically involve a tactile learner with new topics and ideas. Stay creative and inventive with new hands-on activities. Because it is active and physical, tactile learning can help students from all three learning styles. For many auditory and visual learners, the tactile learning style is a strong second best learning style. Tactile learning is best for a group of students or a family because it can be so much fun. The tactile learning style makes complex or complicated topics easy to learn and fun for students and learners of all ages.

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