7 Brain Building Activities For Your Little Ones

According to Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence theory, there are a group of people who are logically and mathematically intelligent. They have an affinity for numbers and are curious about how things operate. It is a quality that is commonly found in engineers, scientists and computer programmers.

A child’s logical thought begins to develop between the ages of 7 to 8. Even if your child does not display a natural flair for numbers, like the brilliant analysts described in Gardner’s theory, developing their logical thinking abilities is essential as it sets the foundation for their academic performance, and careers. Here are some activities that you can enjoy with your child, while strengthening their logical thinking abilities:

Strategy games

Play strategy games like chess and backgammon. Research shows that such games improve a child’s concentration and problem-solving skills.

Card games

Interactive games that involve mental mathematics could also be a good way to help your child become logic smart. Consider playing some classics like Blackjack or Gin Rummy, without the gambling, of course.

Create mini-mysteries

Kids love solving mysteries. Create a scavenger hunt where they have to answer riddles to find a list of items around the house. Alternatively, you can also play board games such as Cluedo that have an element of mystery and problem-solving.

Cross word puzzles

This is a fun and simple activity. You can even add a time limit to make it more challenging, depending on their skills.

Pattern games

Engage your child in finding similarities like colour, shape, size amongst objects in their daily lives. This will develop their ability to find patterns, and strengthen their logical reasoning.

Secret codes

Come up with some secret codes by linking alphabets with numbers (for example, A is 1, B is 2), and get your child to decipher a riddle that is written in these codes. This is another activity that reinforces their skills in finding patterns.

Visit the museum and exhibitions

Kids who are mathematically and logically intelligent enjoy learning about how things operate. A visit to the museum or an exhibition is an excellent opportunity for them to gain first-hand insights.

Remember, the rule is to just have fun

There are numerous other activities that you can enjoy with your child, while helping them become logic smart. Every child learns at their own pace, so these activities should be kept light-hearted and fun.

Stay tuned for our next article where we recommend suitable learning centres for your child to develop their logical thinking capabilities.

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