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Helpful Parenting Tips

What you need to know:

  • Children learn in different ways

  • They excel in different aspects of life; not all children are good at everything

  • Children need healthy food and helpful activities to develop their brains to their full potential

Activities That Promote Brain Development:

Other Brain Developing Activities:

  • Matching games (pictures, words)

  • Playing flashcard games with words and numbers can help children learn

  • Read with an adult/allow children to read to you (dependent on the age of the child)

  • Use paints, crayons, or markers to create something artistic

  • Create songs to sing with numbers and the alphabet

  • Play games such as hide and seek or tag

  • Take nature hikes through parks; allow your children to experience and learn about the natural world

Tips & Tricks For Assessing School Readiness:

  • Children are able to:

  • Communicate clearly with other children and adults

  • Put on coat/shoes by himself or herself

  • Go to the bathroom on his or her own

  • Tie his or her own shoes

  • Follow directions/ sets of tasks

  • Take turns, and share different things

Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences

  • Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences is a theory that children excel in different ways. Some children are “word smart” or “picture smart”. Different aspects of the world help them learn in different ways. Children should be exposed to different types of learning to allow them to recognize what they excel in.

  • Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences:

  • Linguistic intelligence ("word smart")

  • Logical-mathematical intelligence ("number/reasoning smart")

  • Spatial intelligence ("picture smart")

  • Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence ("body smart")

  • Musical intelligence ("music smart")

  • Interpersonal intelligence ("people smart")

  • Intrapersonal intelligence ("self smart")

  • Naturalist intelligence (“nature smart”)

Healthy Snacks & Meals