Tactile learners learn best when they can touch and manipulate equipment or material. Kinesthetic/tactile learners do well in taking gadgets apart and putting them back together, identifying and matching objects and using concrete objects as learning aids. They are also good at three-dimensional thinking, problem solving and seeing the connection between ideas. They have excellent rhythmic movement, fine and gross motor skills and they are creative. Active learners can be, but are not always both tactile and kinesthetic.
One or more of the four kinesthetic expressions that the active-touching learner can exhbit are:
When working with kinesthetic/tactile learners, the goal is to help them find acceptable ways of moving, follow the rules, and practice self-control. Kinesthetic/tactile learners demand a considerable amount of time and energy, therfore, a lot of patience is required when working with them.
Some suggestions for dealing with kinesthetic/tactile children: