The Auditory Child
Auditory kids notice the tone of people's voices and noise levels. They vocalize all of their feelings: laughing uproariously, crying loudly, shouting angrily. They are logical and mathematical, always looking for order and patterns.
What it means for babies:
This child startles easily and will listen intently to music, but don't play it at bedtime -- it will distract her so much she won't be able to go to sleep.
What it means for toddlers:
High-pitched squeals often punctuate this child's tantrums. Try a quick, focused conversation or her favorite music to alleviate a meltdown. Or take her to a quiet spot to calm down.
What it means for preschoolers:
These kids learn best when being read to, matching the sound of a letter with the letter itself, and, of course, by singing the ABC's.