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The Learning Style Quiz

Knowing your child’s learning style is KEY to successful homeschooling. If your child has been overwhelmed, frustrated and disconnected with homeschooling, you may be approaching it in a way they can’t relate to. A lesson can be approached in a number of different ways and your child has a unique way of learning that will work the best for them.

There are many different combinations of learning styles and it is important to note that no one is ever just one concrete style. We all learn in a variety of ways and each time your child is just “not getting it” you may need to re-evaluate and approach it in a different way. For this quiz I have focused on the three main learning styles: auditory, visual and kinesthetic.

The Learning Style Quiz


You can complete the learning style quiz as many times as you want (do one for each child) and at the end you will receive an overview of their learning style and what that means for them. Once you understand their dominant learning style, head over to the master curriculum list to choose curriculum that will make sense to them!

Want to find out your child’s dominant learning style? Take the quiz!

This quiz is unique, it is not like other learning style quizzes out there. It is limited to just 10 questions and many of the questions are not even school related. We learn every day in just life experiences and how we approach life and events can help us clearly determine our learning style. I encourage you to do this quiz for yourself too! Even if you can’t fully relate to the example given, you will be able to get an idea of what works for you.

Once you understand how YOU approach learning you will be able to recognize how you teach your children and why. If you are an auditory learner you may find yourself drawn to reading lessons out loud or watching videos, and maybe for one of your children you are right on target! But if you have a child who is a kinesthetic learner, your approach will most likely drive you crazy as they are moving and fidgeting and seemingly not retaining the lessons at all! (Yes, I have one of these learners). You may need to approach the lesson a bit differently for them.

Ok, enough talk… take the quiz and see for yourself!


If you are still uncertain as to how to approach education for a specific learning style, take a look at these next posts in the series!

Did you get a visual learner? CLICK HERE or on the image below to see my top tips and resources to help you teach a visual learner.

visual learner

Did you get an auditory learner? CLICK HERE or on the image below to see my top tips and resources to help you cater your child’s education to THEM.


how to teach an auditory learner

Did you get a kinesthetic learner? CLICK HERE! Woo hoo! These learners can be super overwhelming but I have some fun resources that will make this ten times easier! Come check it out!

How to Teach a Kinesthetic Learner

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What were your results?


    • My son seems to primarily be a kinesthetic learner – which is starting to make complete sense as to why we have been struggling with him catching on to the worksheets!!

    • Oh my gosh…you just helped me so immensely. My son struggles and is on his fourth school. It’s a homeschool situation Abeka and the teachers have me freaking out bc he just is not getting it. This is why, he is kinesthetic and thses teachers just don’t help. Tell him what to do and give him the book that’s it. I am so overwhelmed but thank you for helping me discover the first step which was learning how my child learns.

  1. Thank you for posting this quiz, which reveals my almost seven year old is a kinesthetic learner – which goes along with how he seems to do well with a combination of approaches. He also seems to have some sensory challenges, part of which may be his age, but maybe incorporating more “doing” would help overcome some of that.

    • I am so glad it worked out for you! I have some great ideas for kinesthetic/sensory learners. I hope to have that post out next week! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I think discovering my boys’ learning styles has been one of the biggest keys to both my success and failure as a homeschooler. Success because when I have my “A” games on I can tailor to their learning styles. Failure, because when life gets busy I slip into my own learning style which misses theirs.

    The good news is that the boys and I talk about it often. They know their styles and are aware of the fact that most people teach to their own learning styles. This is a great teaching conversation!

    • That is awesome that you talk about it! I went to a conference once where the key speaker talked about “keys” She said that both you and your children need to take the pressure off. It isn’t their fault for not understanding if you are using a “key” that just doesn’t work for them, but it isn’t your fault if they don’t tell you! Once your children are a bit older I think it is so important to talk about it. If they are aware and telling you “this isn’t working” then you can move on and try something else. Plus the more they learn about themselves, the better it will be for them in life! Thanks for visiting!

  3. Fantastic quiz, thank you for sharing it! I homeschool auditory and kinesthetic learners. They keep this visual learner on my toes!

    • Ha ha, that is similar to me! I am visual. I actually find it works well with my son who is auditory, I like to sit on the couch and read and he likes to lay on the floor and listen. Win win. My kinesthetic learner on the other hand…. she’s rocking, jumping around, fiddling with something and afterward when I ask what the story was about, even if she can remember ONE DETAIL!!!! Blank stare. Nothing. Auditory means nothing. Visual means nothing. She is not a blend she is kinesthetic ALL the way. Ha ha. I will be writing a post about teaching a kinesthetic learner very soon. Resources that help, techniques, etc. They definitely make you think outside the box!

  4. This is a terrific resource and I am super-thrilled that I found you through the Simple Moments Stick link-up. I am pinning this to share with my followers on Pinterest, too. Thank you!

  5. Wonderful resource! It was important to know this about my students when I was teaching in the classroom, and is absolutely for home classrooms and parents to know too! Thanks for linking up at MeetUp Monday, and hope to see you again next week!

  6. NOPE…they pegged him as auditory but he’s not an auditory learner at alll. I think they mispegged him as that because he’s a social learner.

    Lets put it this way…I read him ANYTHING without pictures, and he totally fades off…can not concentrate. But even if it has pictures…he’s not that interested in listening to the story…he wants to talk with the characters in it. No characters? He will make one up (the car, the tool, whatever…he’ll personalize it.)

    If I want him to learn anything I need to add an imaginary or real social aspect to it. (Like have a toy talk with him about the lesson). He learns well by talking, and discussing, but not by listening without talking.

    • There are definitely more complex layers to learning styles, and very often we are one strength with another underlying style. It is rare that someone is very prominently “one” style. This blended learning style with him sounds like a GREAT way to work towards his strengths and needs (and sounds like a lot of fun too!). Thanks for sharing and taking the time to take the quiz and comment!

  7. I love this. I always wondered about my daughter who is in 3rd grade. She is very active. She is really smart but seems to need to touch and feel stuff to make sense of it. Read alouds are not easy with her… thanks for this resource.

    • My pleasure! I created it out of a need to figure out their learning style based on life. Sometimes our kids are too young to have “school experience” to figure this out or we just haven’t been teaching them long enough to know. When we look at it from the angle of shopping together, or playing with their friends, it can be much easier to see their learning style as they learn and play through life. It made a HUGE difference for us to understand our kids more!

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment Sasha!

  8. my son was rated 40% auditory learner. Which directly correlates with his issue of focusing if the background is extremely loud.

    • That’s awesome! Glad it worked for you! Make sure to check out the post how to teach an auditory learner, I have a ton of tips and resources to help! I’ve got one of those 🙂

  9. Hi! A friend sent me this website as I am looking into homeschooling this fall. I had a tough time with the quiz as I have never taught my son before other than cursive writing. We struggled a lot with that. He is very creative and very smart but definitely not a auditory learner. Is there a possibility that he could be both kinesthetic and visual?

    • Hi Ann! That is so exciting, and can be overwhelming too, I know! Most people are more than one learning style, so it is 100% possible! He will probably be dominant in one, but personality plays a role as well.

  10. I too can’t find a link. There’s a spot where it says “quiz loading…” but I’ve waited for ever and nothing changes. I tried clicking on that but it didn’t work.

    • Hi! The quiz is embedded into this post, it may be a security setting on your computer that isn’t letting you see it, or it could be your browser? Maybe try a different browser and see if you can access it that way?

  11. Thanks for the quiz! My daughter is an auditory learner. Can’t wait to dive into the right curriculum for her. 🙂

  12. My son is a visual learner. He’s very bright but it’s hard for him to focus at times. However, he usually only needs to be told once or twice and he’s got it. He won’t need any further help or direction. (Def didn’t get that from me. ) lol

  13. Thank you, i just did the quiz for and then with my girls. It has really helped me especially to see that I have a different learning style to them but also in realising that my auditory learner wears hearing aids. So I really need to be aware of that. Many thanks for your post about the realities of home schooling too. I’m debating it for my eldest as she is struggling but worried that we would just fight all the time.

  14. I have been working on a questionnaire for types of learning. When I saw your quiz, it is exactly what I was working towards. Can I link to your quiz? It is so much better than what I had come up with, as I was having trouble figuring out a good scoring system.

  15. I am SOOO auditory! Repeating and hearing is my thing. My son is both auditory and visual, and my daughter is 100% visual. Now, I do have a question. My son is very “academic oriented” , which means most of the time he plays with letters and books. Now, HE DOESN´T LIKE TO BE TAUGHT. He doesn´t like me to give him directions. He is very bright, though, and ends up doing things correctly but I worry that he will eventually need instructions and I want him to be able to do what he is told.

  16. Do you have suggestions for figuring out the learning style of a preschooler? Or does this have to be a trial and error thing that we figure out as we go? The first question on your quiz is about teaching addition and since I haven’t ever tried to teach my almost 4 year old addition I couldn’t even answer question one! Any suggestions?

  17. Hi! I just stumbled across your blog while looking for learning style information for kids. I am preparing a class/workshop for homeschool parents on learning styles and age group characteristics. I was wonderful if you have a printable version of your quiz that I could hand out in my class? I love this and haven’t been able to find another one I like.

  18. Okay, first let say that I wished that I had found this test last year before we started homeschooling and purchased curriculum. I took this test last week and it cam out that she was auditory. Today, I had her answer the questions because she is 11 years old and it came out visual. I am not sure which way I am going to go with her next year. This is going to be an interesting ride for sure.

  19. Love this test! I have a question…my oldest son is kinesthetic and he’s in 9th grade. So how do you teach a hands on teen in every subject? He is also A.D.D. So I need all the help you can give me. Need help!

    Both my girls are audible so that much easier. My girls are 6th grade and 8th grade. I am visual.

  20. HUGE help! I now understand my child is prodominantly a kinesthetic learner & I can now go down avenues that will be effective and stop the flow of money into curriculum abandoned quickly after the investment.

  21. I’m 80/20 Visual/Auditory, my husband is 70/30 Auditory/Kinesthetic (he gets really annoyed when I have to write down what he is telling me in order to process it). My firstborn daughter is 80/20 Auditory/Visual. My son is 70/20 Visual/Auditory. And then there is Child #3, 100% Kinesthetic! I had an inkling but this was good affirmation. I was about ready to call it quits after 4 long years of trying to find our groove amidst many moves and life transitions. Our first weeks back to school this fall have been CrAzY! I think Child #4 is 50/40 Auditory/Kinesthetic, which surprised me, because I would’ve guessed more visual based on some of the stories/memories she has been talking about lately. Child #5 is still 100% cute slobbery baby pudge. I need to go read your post about Large Family Dynamics.

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    As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
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  23. 40% Auditory
    40% Kniesthic
    20% Visual
    Is there any curriculum that connects with this?

  24. So as I was taking the quiz for my son, I noticed it was a lot easier to define my learning style (and thus, likely, my teaching style) than his. I never would have pegged myself as a ‘visual learner,’ but I so clearly fit the bill per the questions that I had to stop and think about it. Yes, I process a lot internally (or, without speaking/engaging with anyone but my own mind), but one way I do that is to journal, doodle, make endless lists–lists and doodles and brainstorming maps that I LOOK at while I make them and as I try to refine my thoughts later. I also was always the ‘timid’ girl who wanted to read all she could about a subject and watch others do things many times so I could ‘understand’ what was happening before I was willing to try things myself. I always want to process things thoroughly–maybe to a fault–before I act, but even this, if I think about it, is because I am working hard at ‘visualizing’ myself doing a new activity, going through a new process, throwing a new sort of event or whatever, all in my head in advance. It’s how I prepare.

    My son on the other hand was harder to answer the questions for. I felt like he didn’t quite fit most of the answers. I think maybe because of some his personality quirks, so I’m interested to see the personality quiz results when I do that. In any case, he scored equally between auditory and kinesthetic. The ‘auditory’ label threw me because I thought at first that an auditory learner would always be a great listener–and maybe some who would score higher on that and lower on kinesthetic would be great listeners. But that’s not necessarily my boy. He is, however, very verbal–TALKS a ton, but also expresses himself very well and really wants to know people HEAR him and UNDERSTAND what he is saying…he processes everything”out there” (while I process” in here”), but he doesn’t love to write despite his ability. He’d rather talk out his ideas… Or all his thoughts. Constantly 🙂

    As someone who is busy trying to process more slowly in my mind, this can be exhausting and frustrating even as I try to keep up with him. And we have butted heads a lot during homework or our summer workbook times because he has tremendous difficulty staying on task if left to himself, even to do the simplest worksheets with material I know he can handle and that he should be able to finish quickly. But if I sit down with him and we talk things through–even if it’s just him talking out a math problem–he can get it done. That’s frustrating for me, though, when I am trying to do other work and need him to be more independent–especially since I was always such an independent worker and I have never understood why he had trouble with this. I always felt like he was just being obstinate and selfish with my attention, or even just trying to get me to do his work for him, but now I am thinking it’s something else entirely. (My poor boy!) While I think there are some personality things contributing, and some normal defiance, etc., thinking of this in terms of how HE processes best (opposite of how I do, it seems) feels like a big light bulb moment for me. I was avoiding homeschooling because I thought we’d be at each others throats all day due to these differences in us, but now I feel like it might actually be a huge benefit to hi if I can tweak my approach–he struggles with keeping quiet/still and working independently in school too (and then we spend hours butting heads over homework anyway) but maybe I can start by meeting him in more verbally engaging way up front and eliminate the hours of head butting later. I am starting to get pretty excited about trying this homeschooling thing out and seeing how he blossoms–and how, with some perspective, our relationship can become so much more positive!

  25. This is fantastic, Discovering the differences in my son and daughter’s learning styles will certainly make a difference in my approach to school!
    My son is 50/50 Visual and Auditory
    My daughter is 70% Kinesthetic 20% Visual and 10% Auditory
    and it seems VERY accurate!

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