I just read an article in which teachers were debating whether it is worthwhile to teach to learning styles. Learning styles are how a child learns best. He may be visual--learn best by seeing, observing words or actions; he may be auditory--learning best through hearing, but beware! also distracted by extraneous sounds; he may be kinesthetic--learning best by holding or turning objects in his hands, seeing how they work.
It is important for parents to recognize how their children learn and maybe relay this information to your children's teachers. Knowing how your children learn may help the teacher to determine children's actions as curiosity when they pick up an object, not to destroy, but to learn. The teacher usually has no problem appealing to a visual learner as she/he writes on the whiteboard, but as she writes, she may talk through her actions in order for the auditory learner to profit from her written message.
It is always important for you as parents to know your children, to observe how they do things in order to help them as they develop into eager learners.