How Can I Teach My Child to Think, Developing Your Intelligence

Neuroscience states that man's intelligence can be modified by raising his level of functioning so that he is able to make meaningful contributions in his society, concluding that: "If intelligence is learned then it can be taught" and what better way to start small, here are some tips for it:

1. Teaching them How to Think is not the Same as Teaching them Academic Content:
That is to say, it is not the same thing to teach a child to learn to read than to teach him to read, example: When my child was one year old I read his books cloth with short literary content and large and colorful figures, some interactive), he did it pointing the text from left to right with the appropriate tone of voice, of course he could not read but little by little he identified the difference between text and Image, began to differentiate sounds and when he was old enough he had no problems with reading because it was easy to associate letters with reading, association is a relationship that exercises the mind itself was already trained in reading from left to right.
2. To Give Them the Necessary Confidence to Express Their Ideas:

It is important to take care of them when we talk to them: giving them the necessary importance by looking them in the eye, intervening properly and demonstrating that we enjoy spending time with them, In learning, to give him the self-confidence to feel that what he expresses is important, helping him in the correct formation of his identity, an important factor to think reflexively, a person with low self-esteem can feel judged, afraid to risk freely expressing his ideas for very good that these are. It is also important to avoid mocking as crazy as you think your intervention, to cause us grace, because one of the main characteristics of creative children is humor, we must let you know that what causes us laughter is a consequence of how pleasant is your conversation.

3. Guide you to Build Your Own Answers:

Requiring is an excellent strategy for training children's thinking, especially because it is the time in which they are experiencing and discovering the world around them and are repetitive in their questions, before the classic question : Why can not I eat sweets every day? We can ask them: Why do you think we can eat sweets every day ?, this type of question will enable us to answer such questions: because I like and from a very specific answer or knowledge we can pose a problem: If I would like to fly then I can teach you to draw your own conclusions, to deduce that it is another type of intellectual procedure, etc. And we can just reply: "Sweets are made with sugar and large amounts of sugar affect our health causing future diseases," then learning would be greater:
- Many amounts of sugar can make us sick.
- Sweets are made with sugar.
- Not everything we would like to do is really good for us.

4. The Surprise Factor:

To recreate an expectant environment around the child favors its intellectual level, we do not necessarily mean to buy things unexpectedly but to perform simple games like: What do you think toys I have kept in this bag ?; Receive it at home after school with a detail from time to time, you should seek or try to guess what it is, break the routine taking you to visit places other than the ones you are accustomed to go (they love to always go to the zoo but from time to time take it to a museum, expoferias, etc.)

Rosanna Sakuma Arevalo
Master in Educational Administration

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