Even if your toddler looks blank when you try to talk ABCs, she may still be a little brainbox. Intelligence comes in many shapes and sizes
Do you know how intelligent your little one really is? While she’s only just beginning to learn reading, writing and arithmetic skills, many researchers think there’s a lot more to intelligence than high IQ scores and mastering the ‘three Rs’. Intelligence is now seen as a range of different capabilities, known as ‘multiple intelligences’.“Try thinking about intelligence as a set of eight different skill areas – we all have these, but our abilities vary within each area,” explains Dr Halit Hulusi, Senior Educational Psychologist with Birmingham Educational Psychology Service.Having eight different skill areas means there are plenty of ways to boost your toddler’s all-round intelligence.
“The great thing is that all these intelligences can be developed,” explains Dr Hulusi. “Of course, not everyone is going to be brilliant at everything, but you can help your child achieve his full potential in each intelligence area.”Read on to find out the 8 types of intelligence…
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