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The Secrets to Raising a Smarter Child
- By Inderbir Sandhu, Ph.D


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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "

Volume #13   Issue #03

ISSN: 0219-7642    June 29, 2014

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What is common with the following legendary personalities – Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, Dali, Rodin, Picasso, Hardy, Bohr, Galilee, Vincent Van Gogh, The Wright Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Darwin? These are some of the most brilliant people of the past who changed the world with their amazing skills and talents. Of course, all of them had a rare breed of genius that related to spatial and visual thinking.

Spatial skills are known to predict a child's future achievement in science, technology, engineering, math, painting and drawing. However, children with spatial intelligence may never get the kind of attention and care that they deserve, both in their classrooms and at homes. Such children need special care and concern, as they often find learning in a traditional classroom very tedious and cumbersome.

Training a spatial child is a difficult act. However, there are standardized training methods and strategies that parents can easily use to help their children learn the art of achieving success in a conventional classroom. When trained properly and with proper attention, spatial children may become highly successful in their careers. All the best.

Thought for today:
"I believe that the brain has evolved over millions of years to be responsive to different kinds of content in the world. Language content, musical content, spatial content, numerical content, etc." - Howard Gardner

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Feature Articles

Spatial Intelligence in Children: Teach me those Words and Let me think in Images and Space
Some children are born strong with spatial and visual intelligences and their learning abilities are severely restricted in a traditional classroom. Click to learn more.

Spatial Intelligence in Children: Help me Achieve Success in Life
Children with spatial intelligence need special training and care, both in their classrooms and homes. Parents may like to use a variety of methods and techniques to train children, how to score better in their traditional classroom. Read the article to learn more.

Brainy Products

Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner
By Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D

Do you know things without being able to explain how or why? Do you solve problems in unusual ways? Do you think in pictures rather than in words? If so, you are not alone. One-third of the population thinks in images. You may be one or you may live with one. If you teach, it is absolutely certain that some of your students - probably the ones you aren't reaching - are visual-spatial learners. Dr. Linda Silverman coined the term "visual-spatial learner" in 1981 to describe the unique gifts of people who think in images.

They get the big picture because they see the world through artists' eyes. They remember what they see, but forget what they hear. They're disorganized, can't spell and have no sense of time, but they have an infectious sense of humor, wild imaginations and can lose themselves completely in the joy of the moment.


Knowledge Under Construction: The Importance of Play in Developing Children's Spatial and Geometric Thinking
By Daniel Ness, Ph.D and Stephen J. Farenga, Ed.D

Knowledge under Construction investigates how young children develop spatial, geometric, and scientific thinking skills-particularly those associated with architecture. Based on original research and analysis of videotapes of children's play with blocks, the authors' findings suggest that such play is anything but pointless. Their conclusions fill in gaps in our current understanding of how children learn to think spatially and scientifically even while challenging portions of that understanding, including some of Piaget's thesis about the primacy of topological space in children's learning.

Daniel Ness, Ph.D. Columbia University, is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Learning at Dowling College where he teaches courses in mathematics curriculum and instruction and cognitive development. He has taught mathematics at all levels, and his 10 years of clinical practice extends from teaching mathematics to conducting clinical interviews and diagnosing mathematical behaviors.


Latest Brainy News

Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth
NY Times June 24, 2014

With the increased recognition that an important part of brain development occurs within the first three years of a child's life, and that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important communication skills, the group, which represents 62,000 pediatricians across the country, is asking its members to become powerful advocates for reading aloud, every time a baby visits the doctor.

Pregnant and nursing women should eat more seafood, could raise children's IQ, federal agencies advise
Nola June 10, 2014

Among women who consumed more fish during the pregnancy, or at least the amounts that we are recommending, there were improvements in IQ in their children.

Exercise is good for the brain
Citizen Times June 11, 2014

It's no secret that students' brains are less active during the summer months. Without tests, grades, projects, reading logs and college applications to worry about, many children and adolescents choose to ride bikes, swim and play as opposed to reading or doing math problems for fun.

11 ways to tell if your child is a genius
Yahoo June 23, 2014

So you think your baby's gifted? Join the club. We all want to believe our progeny is exceptional, but just because they've grasped “mama” two months before their peers doesn't mean you have the next Kim Ung-Yong on your hands.

11 Things You Ought To Know About Attachment Parenting
Sofeminine June 24, 2014

We don't blame you if you think Attachment Parenting is a little ridiculous. The image of the judgy granola chick, sporting tie-dyed baby slings, who is utterly devoted to sacrificial parenting rules isn't that inviting. But that image is wrong!

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