The Guide To Cultivate A Genius  

The Guide To Cultivate A Genius  

There is no shortage of fun activities and programs available for kids these days. The question is – how do you ensure that these activities are suitable for the development of your child?

Decoding the Genius code – their learning abilities

Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory suggests that each child learns differently. He identified 8 different profiles, each having their own natural tendencies when it comes to processing information. It is critical for parents to pay attention to their child’s learning preference, to maximise their learning potential.

Based on their learning styles, we also recommend some classes that are suitable to your child’s profiles. This will boost their overall self-confidence, while enriching them with useful skills that could help them grow into well-rounded individuals.

Creative Virtuoso (theoretically known as Visual-Spatial Intelligence)

Hand these creative minds a paintbrush and treat yourself to a visual spectacle of brilliant masterpieces. They thrive in activities that involve imagination and inspiration.

They learn best with the aid of visuals and have a natural preference for drawings, verbal and physical imagery. It is recommended to encourage them to use colour codes for study materials or make mind-maps to help them learn concepts better.

Recommended classes – Arts & Crafts, Pottery, Design workshops
Famous people from this profile: Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright & Leonardo da Vinci

Craftsman Masters (theoretically known as Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence)

Expect these little ones to bring home truckloads of sports medals and other awards as they are the masters of movement. Known as “body smart”, they tend to have a good sense of coordination and motor skills.

They grasp concepts better by touch materials or through physical activities. Hence, embrace a more hands-on approach when teaching them. For example, play a game of charades and get them to act out the answers to your questions.

Recommended classes – Sports, Fitness, Pottery, Dance, Speech & Drama workshops
Famous people from this profile- Michael Jordan, Julia Roberts and Mikhail Baryshnikov

Musical Maestro (theoretically known as Musical Intelligence)

Melodies, beats and tunes are the elements of the world that these maestros live in. They use music as their desired form of expression.

Orchestrate a conducive learning journey by playing baroque or classic music during their study sessions. This is proven to improve their memory muscle, thus improving their ability to absorb complex concepts better.

Recommended classes – Choir, musical instruments, and acting workshops
Famous people from this profile – Andrea Boccelli, Mozart, Julia Andrew

Champion Networkers (theoretically known as Interpersonal Intelligence)

The friendliest of them all, the champion networkers would most likely have the largest group of friends. They love being around people, and this applies to their preferred way of learning as well.

When studying, these networkers prefer to learn through group discussions, seminars and dialogues. Use a “buddy system” so students and share ideas with each other, also include activities that involve teamwork and discussions.

Recommended classes – Sports & fitness, playgroups and speech and drama workshops
Famous people from this profile- Bill Clinton, Ghandhi, Oprah Winfrey

Super Thinkers (theoretically known as Intrapersonal Intelligence)

Children are often thought to be social beings. However, there are a group of them who display signs of introversion at a young age. These kids find strength within themselves and are emotionally intelligent.

These are the most independent learners. Hence, they would require minimal guidance when studying. However, encourage them to keep a journal where they can pen their thoughts and jot down what they have learnt.

Recommended classes –  Writing courses, computer coding programmes, language literacy classes
Famous people – Freud, Bill Gates, Plato

Wordsmiths (theoretically known as Linguistic Intelligence)

With a natural flair for literary works, the wordsmiths create wonders through verbal or written pieces. They also have highly developed auditory skills, which make them excellent listeners.

To help these linguists clarify their thought, encourage them to present their ideas aloud while studying. Alternatively, initiate study sessions that allow them to bring their written talents and creativity to play.

Recommended classes – Language literary programmes and speech & drama workshop
Famous people from this profile- Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Abraham Lincoln

Brilliant Analysts (theoretically known as Logical-Mathematical Intelligence)

As realists, these brilliant minds visualise the world through clear-sighted lenses. They enjoy cerebral activities such as solving puzzles and delving into concepts to find a common pattern.

When teaching them a new concept, use analogies to help them see a pattern. They will help them understand the concept better, thus enhancing their learning abilities.

Recommended classes- Computer coding programmes, science workshops, robotics
Famous people- Albert Einstein, John Dewey, Erwin Schrodinger

Nature Savers (theoretically known as Naturalist Intelligence)

These are the future environmentalists, passionate about the ecosystem and Mother Earth. They enjoy being outdoors and close to nature.

As naturalists, they would have an innate ability to categorise information. This is stemmed from their ability to remember various types of species in the animal and plant kingdom. Encourage them to apply this skill to their studies to excel in academia as well.

Recommended classes- Outdoor sports & fitness, gardening workshops, veterinary courses
Famous people- Charles Darwin and E.O. Wilson

Remember, be flexible

Learning can be fun especially when it is suited to your child’s learning style. It is found that children can have a combination of learning preferences.

Discover your child’s learning style to curate the best education for them. Everyone has a unique learning style, so learn more about your own preferred one too. Try the quiz at the LeJourney to find out more. Download the app via Google Play, App Store or our website at https://lejourneyapp.com/

 

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