Seven Times Smarter: 50 Activities, Games, and Projects to Develop the Seven Intelligences of Your Child
Mega Sale! Save 27% on the Seven Times Smarter: 50 Activities, Games, and Projects to Develop the Seven Intelligences of Your Child by Brand: Harmony at Translate This Website. MPN: illustrations. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. What Is Smart?There's evidence of so much more than ''reading, writing, and 'rithmetic'' in every child -- at least seven distinct intelligences, according to the theory of multiple intelligences, developed by Harvard's Dr. Howard Gardner. In Seven Times Smarter, veteran educator Laurel Schmidt offers a parent-friendly explanation of this theory and of the ways that kids are -- simply put -- word smart, picture smart, music smart, body smart, logic smart, people smart, and self-smart. These
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What Is Smart?There's evidence of so much more than "reading, writing, and 'rithmetic" in every child -- at least seven distinct intelligences, according to the theory of multiple intelligences, developed by Harvard's Dr. Howard Gardner. In Seven Times Smarter, veteran educator Laurel Schmidt offers a parent-friendly explanation of this theory and of the ways that kids are -- simply put -- word smart, picture smart, music smart, body smart, logic smart, people smart, and self-smart. These intelligences aren't fixed at birth. They can be nurtured and strengthened, meaning that in the right environment, kids get smarter.Seven Times Smarter, an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and caregivers, provides the perfect way to create this environment. Unlike other craft or activity books that just fill time and keep kids busy, Seven Times Smarter prompts kids aged six to fourteen to work their brains and cultivate new skills using recycled or low-cost materials found in every home -- and enjoy it! It offers an exploration of what it means to be smart, checklists to recognize the seven intelligences in your child, book lists to develop and celebrate all the ways your child is smart, and fifty creative, constructive activities that are good for kids playing alone or in a group, supervised or independently, including:* Memory Tours -- If a memory book is too straightforward for your artistic child, try an un-book, a memory box, or a calendar. * Hanging Gardens -- Indoors or out, even the smallest garden plot can yield a bumper crop of mathematical, linguistic, scientific, and kinesthetic skills.* The Boredom Brigade -- Boredom is a springboard for imagination; imaginary structures, identities, occupations, and friends are just some of the ways kids develop their inter- and intra-personal intelligences.* Junk Yard Genius -- There's an education in junk; in fact, it's easy to turn your broken radio, alarm clock, fan, blow-dryer, or scale into a project that could fascinate kids for days. A terrific title full of hands-on learning games, Seven Times Smarter will provide parents and homeschoolers with all sorts of interesting activities that bring kids new skills and a better appreciation of the different ways of learning. The book begins with a short introduction that introduces readers to the seven intelligences: visual/spatial, verbal/linguistic, musical, kinesthetic, logical, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Each of these types of intelligence presents a different type of learning style and different set of personal strengths; parents and educators with a firm grasp of this concept are better able to modify their lessons and activities so all children have a chance to shine. With simple suggestions like "be a good listener" and "ask good questions," this is not a book that requires extensive training or purchase of a lot of new products, but rather one that encourages you and your kids to take advantage of items you already have around the house. Projects like learning or inventing a secret code are geared for verbal kids and require nothing but pen, paper, and imagination; a container of pipe cleaners and tin foil kept in the car is sure to provide plenty of visual/spatial enjoyment for carpoolers. Activities like play-acting or puppet making combine many kinds of intelligence--with a handy list of fairly obvious icons for each type, it's easy for parents to identify which ones their kids will most enjoy. Chances are you'll have at least as much fun as they do. --Jill Lightner
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|Item Weight:||1.08 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.52 x 9 x 9 inches|
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