Learning Styles,
Communication Preferences,
and How Storypod Supports Them

Understanding People’s Learning Styles and Communication Preferences Helps Us to Interact With Them More Effectively

There are generally 4 main styles of learning: 

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Kinesthetic

          Most people are different combinations of all four, though you may have a strong preference for one. As our culture grows and obtains new data, there are additional models of learning being recognized (like logical learners, social learners, or solitary learners). Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about these additional styles of learning.

When parents and caregivers understand how an individual child learns best they can better teach and convey information to that child.

Let’s take a look at how these types of learners process information, as well as some great tips for helping each of them learn more effectively.

There are also different communication styles: 

When parents and caregivers understand how to communicate effectively with an individual child they can better meet the needs of that child. 

“Communication style” refers to a person’s preferred method of: 

  • Providing information to others
  • Receiving information from others

There are generally 4 communication style categories:

  • Director (also called “Dominant” or “Intuitive”)
  • Expresser (also called “Influencer”, “Functional”, or “Relator”)
  • Thinker (also called “Conscientious”, or “Analyzer”)
  • Harmonizer (also called “Steady”, “Personal”, or “Socializer”)



Preferred communication mediums:

When children understand their own communication preferences they can better communicate their needs to others and to themselves.

Different methods of communicating work better for different folx. Some examples of different communication mediums are:

  • Video (visual)
  • Phone (auditory)
  • Email (written)
  • Interactive tutorials (kinesthetic)



          No two children (or adults for that matter) are alike. Learning to understand, support, and value one another’s differences is an integral part of forming lifelong healthy relationships with family and friends. Here at Storypod, we embrace the different ways in which we all learn, communicate, and interact with the world around us. We feel that each of us helps to make our world a more beautiful place, indeed.