It doesn’t matter whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle, I bet you are interested to know about things you can do to help the kids in your life grow up to be happy and successful.
The great news is that we can help our children grow up using all their brain’s full potential by stimulating the use of all of their different multiple intelligences.
Here are the six different types of intelligence you need to think of, as well as a few activities that can instantly help your child to grow in each area.
How To Raise A Child Genius
To help you to remember this better, think of G E N I U S.
G Is For Group Smarts
Another name for group smarts is people intelligence. This is the ability to understand and interact effectively with others.
It involves effective verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to notice distinctions among others, sensitivity to the moods and temperaments, etc.
You can stimulate this intelligence by encouraging your child to talk about his or her feelings. Young adults with this kind of intelligence are leaders among their peers because they are good at communicating and seem to understand others’ feelings and motives.
Good careers for people with group smarts are teachers, social workers, actors, or politicians.
E Is For energetic Intelligence
This is body smarts and involves a sense of timing and the perfection of skills through the mind-body union.
You can stimulate this intelligence by playing age-appropriate physical games with your children like hopscotch and Twister.
Developing this area and your child could be an athlete, dancer, surgeon, doctor, or craftsman.
N Is For Number Smarts
This is logical intelligence, with is the ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, as well as carry out mathematical operations.
It enables us to perceive relationships and connections and use abstract symbolic thought.
Encourage your child to play games involving patterns, categories, and relationships. Children with natural number smarts are great at arithmetic problems, strategy games, and experiments.
Having these abilities could help your child to become a mathematician, scientist, or detective.
I Is For Image Smarts
This is picture or spatial intelligence, which is the ability to think in 3D.
Core capacities include mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image manipulations, graphic and artistic skills, and an active imagination.
Allow your children to complete jigsaw and maze puzzles or do some drawing or daydreaming.
If your child shows an interest in how things work, encourage him, wherever possible, to take it apart.
Developing these skills could enable your child to become a sailor, sculptor, pilot, artist, or architect.
U Is for Universal Intelligence
This is intrapersonal smarts which is the ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations).
Stimulate this intelligence by helping your child to explore and get excited about smells, textures, and sounds. Go on long walks and encourage your child to help in the kitchen.
Developing these talents could enable your child to become a botanist, vet, or chef.
S Is For Speech Intelligence
Linguistic smarts enable us to understand the order and meaning of words and apply meta-linguistic skills to use language correctly.
Include your child in family conversations to help them develop their conversation and debating skills. Children with this kind of intelligence enjoy writing, reading, telling stories, and doing crosswords.
These skills enable your child to become a poet, novelist, journalist, or effective public speaker.
And to finish off, let’s look at the best types of games to be playing with your children. They include:
- 30 Seconds – this game enhances number, image, speech, and group smarts.
- Twister – This enhances your child’s energy, universal, and image smarts.
- Chess – This improves your child’s group, number, and image smarts.
- Scrabble – This improves language, speech, and image smarts.
- Uno – This enhances your child’s number and image smarts.
So now that you know how to raise a child genius, it’s time to add your comments below.
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