Helping the audio learner
Children have different learning styles: audio, visual and kinesthetic. The Montessori Method of learning and teaching caters to all these styles, but when you are helping your child learn at home, you will probably want to tailor the way you approach it.
Audio learners learn best by listening and talking. This means that when you are at the stage of demonstrating and explaining a new task or activity to your child, your instructions and explanations are very important. You should always make sure that you explain every step of a new process to your child clearly and using the proper words, but it’s extra important with the audio learner.
Older audio learners take in spoken information very easily. Ways that you can encourage them to learn facts and new pieces of information is by using tapes and CDs, as well as through conversation. Audio learners often like to talk to themselves when studying, so you shouldn’t insist that homework be done in absolute silence. (You will have to encourage them to whisper to themselves rather than talking aloud too much talking can distract other people). An audio learner study space should be quiet, although music without words (e.g. classical music or instrumental easy listening) is OK and can help the audio learner focus.
If you can find them, songs and rhymes can be a great way to help your Montessori audio learner remember things like times tables, the letters of the alphabet and other things that need to be memorized by heart even the periodic table when they get to high school.