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Play is absolutely elemental to how children learn. This is something that Dr. Alison Gopnik knows well. Author of The Philosophical Baby, The Scientist in the Crib and other influential books on cognitive development, Dr. Gopnik is a professor of psychology and philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley. Through the partnership between the Children’s Creativity Museum […]

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In the last post of this series about Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, we learned how to identify characteristics of the intrapersonal intelligence. Now we’ll look at some activities you can do at home to strengthen your child’s self-smarts. Remember, regardless of how each person is most inclined to learn, everyone is gifted […]

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Does your child enjoy doing things on his own? Does she spend a fair amount of time thinking and reflecting on her own feelings and actions, or those of other people? Is he drawn to creative forms of self-expression? The word ‘intrapersonal’ means “within oneself, on the inside”. In this installment of my series on […]

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In the last post of this series about Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, we learned how to identify characteristics of the interpersonal intelligence. Now we’ll look at some activities you can do at home to strengthen your child’s people-smarts. Remember, regardless of how each person is most inclined to learn, everyone is gifted […]

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Does your child notice how other people are feeling? Is he empathetic, and can he relate to others easily? Does she have strong communication skills? In this installment of my series on Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, we’re going to explore the interpersonal intelligence and how to identify it in yourself and others. Interpersonal, meaning […]

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In the last post of this series about Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, we learned how to identify characteristics of the musical intelligence. Now we’ll look at some activities you can do at home to strengthen your child’s music-smarts. Remember, regardless of how each person is most inclined to learn, everyone is gifted […]

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In this installment of my series on Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, we’re going to explore the musical intelligence and how to identify it in yourself and others. Ask yourself the following questions: Is it easier for you or your child to remember things when they are sung to a tune? Is it easier to […]

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