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    MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES: 7 ways of Learning
 
Section 1 - Linguistic Intelligence

 Children gifted in linguistic ability have highly developed auditory skills and enjoy playing around with the sounds of language.  They often think in words.  They frequently have their heads stuck in a book or are busy writing a story or poem.  Even if they don't enjoy reading or writing, they may be gifted storytellers.  They often love word games and may have a good memory for verse, lyrics, or trivia.  They might want to be writers, secretaries, editors, social scientists, humanities teachers, or politicians.   They learn best by verbalizing or hearing and seeing words. Linguistically gifted children:

* like to write
* spin tall tales or tell jokes and stories
* spell words accurately and easily
* have a good memory for names, places, dates, or trivia
* enjoy reading books in their spare time
* appreciate nonsense rhymes and tongue twisters
* like doing crossword puzzles or playing games such as Scrabble or Anagrams

Section 2 - Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

Youngsters strong in this form of intelligence think conceptually.  Before adolescence, these children explore patterns, categories, and relationships by actively manipulating the environment and experimenting with things in a controlled and orderly way.  In their teen years, they're capable of highly abstract forms of logical thinking.  Children gifted in this area are constantly questioning and wondering about natural events.  These are the youngsters who love hanging around computers or chemistry sets, trying to figure out the answer to a difficult problem.  They often love brain teasers, logical puzzles, and games like chess that require reasoning abilities.  These children may want to grow up to be scientists, engineers, computer programmers, accountants, or perhaps even philosophers. Logical-mathematically talented children:

* compute arithmetic problems quickly in their head
* enjoy using computers
* play chess, checkers, or other strategy games and win
* reason things out logically and clearly
* devise experiments to test out things they don't understand
* ask questions like "Where does the universe end?" or "When did time begin?"

Section 3 - Spatial Intelligence

These kids seem to know where everything is located in the house.  They think in images and pictures.  They're the ones who find things that have been lost or misplaced.  If you should rearrange the interior of your home, these children will be highly sensitive to the change and react with joy or dismay.  They often love to do mazes or jigsaw puzzles.  They spend free time drawing, designing things, building with Lego blocks, or simply daydreaming.  Many of them develop a fascination with machines and contraptions, sometimes coming up with inventions of their own.  They might want to become architects, artists, mechanics, engineers, or city planners. Children strong in spatial intelligence:

* daydream a lot
* draw accurate representations of people or things
* enjoy doing puzzles or mazes
* like it when you show movies, slides, or photographs
* easily read maps, charts, and diagrams
* spend free time engaged in art activities
* report clear visual images when thinking about something

Section 4 - Musical Intelligence

Musically gifted kids often sing, hum, or whistle tunes quietly to themselves.  Put on a piece of music and you can recognize these children by the way in which they immediately begin moving and singing along.  They may already be playing musical instruments or singing in choirs.  However, other musical children show this potential more through simple music appreciation.  They will have strong opinions about the music you play on the radio or stereo.  They will be the ones to lead a group sing on a family outing.  They're also sensitive to nonverbal sounds in the environment such as crickets chirping and distant bells ringing and will hear things that others in the family have missed.  Musically gifted children:

* play a musical instrument
* remember melodies of songs
* tell you when a musical note is off-key
* say they need to have music on in order to study
* collect records or tapes
* sing songs to themselves
* keep time rhythmically to music

Section 5 - Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence

 These children squirm at the breakfast table and are the first ones to be excused as they zoom out the door and head for the neighborhood playground. They process knowledge through bodily sensations.  They get "gut feelings" about answers on tests at school.  Some are primarily graced with athletic abilities or the skills of a dancer, actor, or mime--they are great at mimicking your best and worst qualities.  Others are particularly gifted with excellent fine-motor coordination and can excel in typing, drawing, fixing things, sewing, crafts, and related activities.  These children communicate very effectively through gestures and other forms of body language.  Sometimes they can be labeled hyperactive at home and school if there aren't appropriate outlets for them.  They need opportunities to learn by moving or acting things out.  Children who excel in bodily-kinesthetic intelligence:

* do well in competitive sports
* move, twitch, tap, or fidget while sitting in a chair
* enjoy scary amusement rides
* need to touch people when they talk to them
* demonstrate skill in a craft like woodworking, sewing, or carving
* cleverly mimic other people's gestures, mannerisms, or behaviors
* engage in physical activities such as swimming, biking, skateboarding

Section 6 - Interpersonal Intelligence

These children understand people.  They are frequently leaders among their peers in the neighborhood or in their class at school.  They organize, communicate, and, at their worst, manipulate.  They know what's going on with everybody in the neighborhood--who likes whom, who's feuding with whom, and who's going to fight whom after school.  These youngsters excel in mediating conflict between peers because of their uncanny ability to pick up on other people's feelings and intentions.  They might want to become counselors, business people, or community organizers.  They learn best by relating and cooperating.  Interpersonally gifted children:

* have a lot of friends
* serve as the "family mediator" when disputes arise
* seem to be "street-smart"
* enjoy playing group games with other children
* get involved in after-school group activities
* have a lot of empathy for the feelings of others
* socialize a great deal at school or around the neighborhood

Section 7 - Intrapersonal Intelligence

Like those who have interpersonal intelligence, Intrapersonal children possess strong personalities.  yet many of them tend to shy away from group activities and prefer instead to bloom in isolation.  They have a deep awareness of their inner feelings, dreams, and ideas.  They may keep a diary or have ongoing projects and hobbies that are semi-secretive in nature.  There's a certain quality of inner wisdom, intuitive ability, or even a psychic nature that accompanies many of these children throughout their lives.  This deep sense of self sets them apart and causes them to go off on their own toward some goal known only to themselves.  They may want to become writers, small-business people running creative enterprises, or enter into religious work.  Intrapersonally talented children: 

* display a sense of independence or a strong will
* react with strong opinions when controversial topics are being discussed 
* seem to live in their own private, inner world
* like to be alone to pursue some personal interest, hobby, or project
* seem to have a deep sense of self-confidence
* motivate themselves to do well on independent study projects
* march to the beat of a different drummer in their style of dress or their behavior.

Tammy G.

"A parent's love perceives no limitations."
 Copyright 1999 Tammy G
 


     
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