The author of this article is Daniel T. Willingham.
He is a psychologist at the University of Virginia and author of some very good books on learning, schools and education.
He is a good, careful and informed thinker on the subject of learning and children.
I recommend his book "Why Don't Students Like School?"  for an insightful look at one of the pieces of the puzzle that is Education.
 "Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom" https://www.amazon.com/Why-Dont-Students-Like-School/dp/0470...
> surprisingly few studies of this format have produced supporting evidence for learning styles; far more evidence (such as this study) runs counter to the myth.
There's been a number of meta-analysis done (e.g. ), and they overwhelmingly conclude that there's just no support for learning styles. So, it's a myth until proven otherwise. See also Willingham's book based on his research , and his FAQ here which links to more research .
Besides, until kids hit puberty, their brains aren't ready for higher orders of thinking. What they are good at is memorization and mechanics. The more mechanics they learn and the more they memorize as little kids, the better equipped they will be for higher order thinking as teens and adults.
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