We all have the ability to learn and we all learn differently. We use our senses to learn and listening/audio is one of these senses. Children will use all of their senses to learn i.e feeling,looking,listening,tasting and smell and will tend to have a preferred sense they use more of when learning. So in this context I will refer to the sense of listening as “audio”.
Children who’s preferred style of learning is through listening tend to show the following signs. For example in class if a teacher is talking, the child may look at the teacher showing interest or look away. If the child looks away it doesn’t mean that they are not listening. Again in class if a teacher is giving out instructions for a science experiment and if a child does not take notes this does not mean the child is not interested as children who’s preferred style of learning is audio, may not need the tool to take notes and can hold most of the information in their head. At the same time children who are audio tend to pick up on noises quite quickly and easily distracted by sounds and noises.
You may of heard a child who is mainly audio to say these phrases, “clear as a bell”, “Describe in detail” and “Pay attention to”.