Optimal IQ Development in Children - Some Practical Techniques and Methods
By Andrew Loh
It is possible to enhance IQ in your children. Any type of IQ
enhancement activities in children will involve training the brain. Experts in
child psychology have been advocating brain training to enhance
children's mind and brain. Several brain exercises are available that can step up brain's
super power. Brain training is an entirely
different method of tutoring children. Most of the brain training exercises
focus on improving children's cognitive abilities. However,
brain-training exercises are just not enough to enhance IQ in children. In
fact, it is much more than that. Optimizing IQ in children is providing a
supportive environment that focuses on enhancing the intrinsic
motivational levels in children.
Here are some basic steps that your children need to develop their brain
in an optimal manner:
Providing Close interaction
Parents should include an enhanced one-on-one interaction in their daily
schedule to help children. This sort of relationship is very
essential, because it can catalyze the development of synapses and connections quickly and in
an optimum manner. Holding the baby closely with warm embraces, will
transmit subliminal messages from mother to the baby. The outcomes that you can expect
by providing a close interaction to the baby are numerous. For example, babies will develop a
quick response system to the emotional status of the relationship. The
main benefit of such a response is the development of emotional IQ in
the later stages of life.
Providing sense of touch
Human touch is surreal and divine. Human touch is healing as well. Human
touch extends the warmth that stretches beyond the physical touch.
Mothers' physical touch on their tender babies' skin could be magical;
touch can be emotional, as mothers and their babies bond instantly with
a simple touch. Until now, experts believed that touch has the
capability to create a deep bond between the mother and her baby. However, recent research suggests
that human touch has a vital role to play in developing a series of skills
Touch extends a sense of love and affection. A baby's simple and
rudimentary early finger moments are possible with mother's touch. Human touch also
provides a sense of comfort and security. As soon as you touch your
baby, you are unknowingly helping him or her to send vital signals to
the brain to instruct it to grow and enhance different nerve connections
and pathways. Touch stimulates close interaction that eventually leads
to better emotional development.
The art of communication begins as soon as the baby is born.
Communication is very vital for normal brain development. Communication
could be in the form of simple signs or talking. It could also be a casual
eye movement. Whatever the methods are, one thing is certain: that it
will help your baby send important signals to the brain to decipher what
was said to them and how it was said. The more the baby listens and
hears, the more efficient will be the brain cell wiring system.
Enabling an internal dialogue
A baby or a young child needs a daily internal dialogue. If it is
positive, it is easy to promote brain development in a positive way. On
the contrary, negative dialogues will promote failures. In many cases,
children could lead their brains to think about inferior intellectual
outcomes that eventually result in failures. The connection between
the brain and body is always very strong. Children need positive
internal dialogues. These dialogues could enhance brain development and better
Positive self-talk helps your children in an eventful manner. Self-talk
has the ability to train the sub-conscious mind to imbibe positive
messages. Here are some of the positive self-talk messages:
Brain training through mental gymnastics
Mental gymnastics mean using brain exercises to streamline the basic
functions of brain to perform better in life. By playing games or performing activities that stimulate the
mind, your children can train their brain to learn new skills and
techniques. Games that need creative thinking and imagination will also help your children build better verbal, cognitive, concentration,
perceptive and reasoning abilities. Here are some of the brain building
games that you can play with your children:
Music can add rhythm to your children's life
Attuning your children's mind to listening to music can help them
enhance many issues of academic and personal life. Music will also
introduce a sense of rhythm in their physical body and its functions.
Children could refine their brain
functions by regularly listening to the music. Music also enhances
creativity and imagination. It has the ability to empower the brain to arrange the musical
notes in a clean and organized sequence.
Active body leads to the development of an active mind. Regular
exercises and workout sessions help children in boosting their body and brain health. Physical
activity will result in an increased metabolic rate and later in pumping
up fresh oxygen-ridden blood to all parts of the body, especially the
brain cells. Physical activity may help children in acquiring many
basic skills like:
Inflated concentration power
Good nourishment for the body
Balanced food system is a precursor to better brain development. Food
rich in protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals are known to enhance
brain development in children. Green vegetables, fresh fruits, fish, cereals, fine grains,
lean meat, egg and milk are some of the superior food ingredients that boost
brain development. As far as possible, avoid sugar-rich drinks and
foods, because they can drain the body of the vital nutrients those are
essential for normal body and brain growth.
Brain development in children is an amalgamation of several simultaneous
activities. Parents may need to devote some portions of their time to train
children in fine-tuning their brains with different activities those are
nourishing and supportive.
Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten: Raise IQ by up to 30 points and turn on your child's smart genes
By David Perlmutter and Carol Colman
Between birth and age five, your child has up to thirty IQ points at stake. Scientists now know
that the human brain is undergoing a constant and dramatic transformation in the first years of life.
During this peak time of development, every activity and experience leaves an indelible mark on your
baby's brain, for better or worse. The right kind of stimulation and nutrition will create connections
in the brain that promote intelligence and raise IQ.
The good news is that raising a smarter child is easier than you think. It doesn't require making an
investment in expensive equipment or high priced tutors. It's as simple as playing the right games,
serving the right foods, and maintaining a brain-enhancing environment in your home by eliminating
common household toxins.