Brain Development Parent Brochure

By:Kendra Meyers

Gardner's Multiple Intelligences

  • Developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, it suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing

  • 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)

10 activities that promote brain development for 4-6 year olds

1. Tumbling and dancing (motor and balance skills)

2. Ispy (identifies colors, shapes, textures, etc.)

3.Simon says (learn to play with others and follow directions)

4.Make a fort (promotes creativity and imagination)

5. Go for a walk (let your kid observe and identify the world around them)

6.Read a book together (kid learns to listen and verbalize)

7.Play "Duck,duck,goose" (kid learns social intelligence)

8. Listen/sing to music (learn audio and sounds while being vocal)

9.Mazes (uses visual motor skills and problem solving)

10.Board games (learn and observe)

Healthy snacks and meal ideas

Tips and tricks for assessing school readiness

  • Your kid should have a decent understand of shapes, colors, numbers
  • Good behaved kid/mature
  • Let kid pick out backpack and pack lunches
  • Kid should be involved in the process rather than just parents choices