You can't figure it out by observing their behavior while doing schoolwork.
It's so much easier to identify their learning style by observing their "Free Play".
Your child is his or her "true self" when at play. Personality shines through when there are no rules guiding his or her activities.
I've found that by watching my children plays with Legos I can discover a lot about each child's learning style!
I've found that most kids have a dominant learning style.
There are five of these styles or 'types' of learners.
The FIVE Learning Styles include Detectives, Creators, Followers, Friend Learners, and Explorers.
Did you know that mainstream education most commonly pushes children towards only one of these personalities? The traditional educational mold wants to make them into a Follower.
It should be no surprise that many kids fight with these learning methods because they can't understand or enjoy such a style of learning. Once you understand how your child naturally relates to learning, you can give them the right tools, the right education, and the most efficient help.
To learn what brings your child joy and interest, all you need to do is watch him or her play. When he is learning something new, what motivates him to dig deeper?
It is hard to discover a child's learning language by the way they approach their school work. Why? Most schoolwork is geared toward one type of learner, the Follower. When something is only geared towards one type of learner, they will have little freedom to allow their other intuitions to shine.
I have found that Legos give kids freedom to be who they were meant to be. You should be able to really see their true colors shine when they play with them, sort them, collect them, and build with them.
I will explain each of the learning languages that I have observed in homeschooled children, because I have ten children of my own, and have worked with thousands of homeschoolers who are gifted or have learning challenges over the past 10 years.