Children’s Preferences

I receive emails from teachers and parents wanting to know the VARK preferences of their young children. Between birth and around 12 years of age children build their own set of preferences for learning. For example, after birth they develop preferences for touch (K), voices (A), pictures (V), reading(R) and writing (R) in that development order.
It is not helpful to categorize young children as being dependent on any set of preferences when they are in those stages. And, they are not suited to respond to questionnaires. We offer an Observation Sheet that asks questions of grandparents, parents, caregivers, babysitters, siblings, relatives and others who know the child well. It is, intentionally descriptive, not prescriptive. Contact us for a copy but respect the cautions above. Labelling is not helpful

eBooks and Downloads

These four books are now available for purchase as PDF downloads.

  • How Do I Learn Best: A Student’s Guide to Improved Learning
  • 55 Strategies – this can be purchased in whole or just the strategies you choose.
  • Teaching and Learning Styles: VARK Strategies
  • Sports Coaching and Learning: Using learning preferences to enhance performance.

They can be purchased on the VARK website and are downloaded to your computer immediately after payment is made.