Thursday, 26 April 2012

Multiple Intelligence in Children



 How to discover your child's learning style:

 Discovering Multiple Intelligence in children can help both parents and teachers find fields where children can excel.
According to Gardner's theory,intelligence is-
  • ability to solve new problems
  • ability to solve problems in real life
  • He has identified 8 different types of intelligence
-Verbal/linguistic- Children are good storytellers and can write poems and stories.They can even create word games and write jokes.

-Mathematical/logical-
Children are good at organizing facts and can solve story problems by analyzing facts.They also like to create and find patterns.

-Musical-
Children like to compose  melodies or learn in a rhythmic pattern.They can even change the words to a song.They also learn to play and sometimes create musical instruments at an early age.

-Kinesthetic/Bodily- These children are good at role playing.They perform well in plays and skits and also like putting together puzzle pieces.
 
-Visual/Spatial- These children pretend to be someone else and love playing with shapes and colours.They are also good at creating diagrams and charts and even maps.

-Naturalist-They are nature lovers.They love to collect leaves,flowers and watch tress,sunshine and clouds.

-Interpersonal-
They are people smart children.One -to-one communication is something that comes naturally to them.They are also team players.These children love to work in groups.

-Intrapersonal-
Such children are said to be self-smart.They are usually good at describing about themselves and their feelings.They also have clear thinking strategies and good concentration spans.


As parents you too can discover your child's learning style and thus find out his category of intelligence.
By observing your child you can figure out what interests him the most.Every child has a different style of learning.
Some learn by exploring their environment and some may simply prefer learning by listening to stories read to them.

There are several websites where you can discover your child's intelligence profile by simply taking a quiz.There are also websites where children themselves can take multiple intelligence tests.These tests can help them analyze their strengths and weakness.You can talk to your child's teacher and discuss ways to help him improve in areas where he is lagging.No matter what the results are,your child can have one or a combination of two or more intelligence but finally its all the intelligences at work that make us who we are.

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