Do you agree that focusing on only one dimension of child’s development is not enough? What do you do to inspire your child to pursue his passion, to give him the opportunity to excel in more fields than one?
We have heard about the theory of Multiple Intelligence, that our children’s intelligence is multi-faceted: some have the skill to deal with other people, while some would exhibit excellence in athletics and sports. Then there are those who excel in academics and the likes. But, to give our children the edge, they have to be well-rounded.
I guess you could say that I am one of those moms who embrace the multiple-intelligence approach in raising my child. I dream to nurture my preschooler Kyle (and our soon-to-arrive little darling) to grow up holistically. Yup, I want my children to be brain-smart, body-smart and of course, people-smart, I’m sure you, too!
So what do I do to spark my kid’s multiple intelligence?
They say that the success of our children hinges on the many doors we open for them. To help Kyle succeed academically, I help him develop good study habits. I train him to regularly study and do his homework. I also make sure that we have enough books at home and that we provide his learning needs. I support his studies all the way!
And to inspire him to discover and pursue his passions, I try to give him different activities–both structured and unstructured (he is always given “free time” because I believe kids need a breather, too, so they could make up their own games and be creative!).
And since I want Kyle to grow up with lots of friends, we model sharing and caring for others at home. We also instill the value kindness so gets inspired to be kind as well. See? The momma here doesn’t just target good grades; she also dreams for her child to grow strong, creative, confident, friendly and kind!
Multiple Intelligence Supported by Proper Nutrition
Well of course, proper nutrition is necessary for our child’s growth and development, hence I try to give my son a wide variety of nutritious foods from all the different food groups such beans, fish, eggs, bread, nuts and fruits and vegetables. Did you know that a plate which contains different colors of fruits and vegetables usually provide different nutrients? This is why, I try to put in as much color as I can on my child’s his plate, too!
A Progress Preschool Giveaway Contest: #IChooseMultipleIntelligence
I am happy to announce that Progress Preschool Gold is sponsoring a giveaway before the year ends. Yes, just share a photo of your kid showing his multiple intelligence on Intagram and/or Facebook (the complete contest mechanics is given below).
We will start accepting entries today until January 30, 2015 and we will pick three winners to win awesome prizes that will further enhance your kid’s multiple intelligence! Just a little reminder: winners or representatives of the winners must be able to pick the prize from an office in Bonifacio Global City as we will not ship the prize!
- Filipino parents residing in the Philippines with children 4-7 years old at the time of joining
- One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a Play-Doh & Discovery set and a Progress Preschool Gold gift pack
- Two (2) Consolation Prize Winners will each receive a Progress Preschool Gold gift pack
Ready to join the contest? Here’s how:
- Like Shining Mom on Facebook and Follow Shining Mom on Instagram
- Tell us how you help your child develop his multiple intelligence (brain smart, body smart, people smart) and post a photo of your kid showing his/her multiple intelligence on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the following hashtags: #IChooseMultipleIntelligence and #ShiningMomGiveaway
Easy? Join now, Okay? I’ll be waiting for your entries! Good luck, mommies!