On Raising A Multiple Intelligent Child + A Twitter Giveaway

Most mums will agree that there is nothing we want more than for our children to achieve their maximum potentials, make the most of their life and go further than what we have achieved in life. That is why it is a must that we raise them by honing their Multiple Intelligence.

Multiple Intelligence is divided into 3 different parts:

  • Body Smart
  • People Smart
  • Brain Smart

Know more about Multiple Intelligence by watching this video:

We are fortunate to live in this day and age when different options to hone our children’s multiple intelligence is readily available to us. Today we can easily enlist our children in different activities that will further enrich them to become Body Smart, Brain Smart, and People Smart.

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with Coach Joy, winning first place at last year’s friendly competition at the Modern Aquatic Swimming School

Since the little man is a tiny baby I aimed for him to be a well-rounded person as I have always believed that this will give him opportunities and avenues to be more successful later on in life. Since he was 2 he was already taking swimming lessons during summer. It is not only an enjoyable activity, but it also helped improve his asthma. I thought we were hitting 2 birds with one stone! Nag-enjoy na, healthy pa! It has been years since he last had an attack and little did I know that I started making him Body Smart by enrolling him to swimming class and allowing him to have a very ideal form of exercise.

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A Pleasant Surprise At The Little One’s School

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I did get a very pleasant surprise when we went to the little man’s school earlier today to get his report card. He was not able to go to school yesterday as he was feeling a little bit off, so I was really delighted to find out that he was one of the 2 students who managed to get into the top list of their class for this grading period.

It looks like we are doing something right, and I cannot be more proud of the little one for all the efforts he’s put into learning his lessons, doing his homework promptly, and studying for his exams. Two thumbs up for the little guy who now volunteers to do his homework, it is a far cry from the reluctant preschooler who makes up a gazillion of excuses just so he can put off doing his assignments for much later! 🙂

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My main concern for the little one’s schooling is for him to learn and enjoy while doing it. I would love for him to have the initiative and the passion and hunger to learn more. I sure think he is having a great time at school and the high marks and the top 2 rank is just icing on the cake. When I know that Jared is having a grand time at school, enjoying every bit of it, and actually learning, I am more than a happy mum! :-))

This is the last stretch of the little one’s academic year and we need to get ready for his final exams scheduled next month. I do hope he continues to perform well in school.

How did your preschooler fare this quarter in school?

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The Little School Boy’s Grades Are In!

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I was at the little man’s school earlier today to get his report card for the first quarter of this school year. Given that the little guy is a first-time schooler and is just beginning to develop a good study habit, I must say that he did a great job! I cannot help but be anxious as to how his very first major exams will turn out as Jared would rather play with his toys or watch movies on the telly if he will have his way. Sometimes when he is in the mood, he’d ask for his homework before doing anything else once we got home from school. But more often than not, he’d rather put it off until early in the evening and opts to do something else. I am a firm believer of taking the child’s lead as the best way for the little ones to learn, but early in his life I would also want for my son to develop a sound study habit so he can avoid cramming, or worse failing exams, in the future.

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I try as much as I can to ensure that Jared understands each lesson, as well as ensure that he do all his homework by himself with mum supervising on the side. For his major exams, we reviewed the lessons included in his pointers and I printed a couple of worksheets for him to practice on. He was a little confused with ordinal numbers so I made sure to include those in the reviewers.

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