Boosting IQ in Your Children - Simple Ways to Create a Brainy Child
By Andrew Loh
Boosting IQ in children is a strategic activity that demands various
approaches, skills and techniques. Here are some more ways and
techniques that would help you to enhance IQ in your children.
Talk and Talk
Mutual dialogues and conversations lead to better communication skills and
language development. Children who are born and nurtured in a home where
parents talk in different languages are more likely to develop their IQ
scores in a quicker way. Language and vocabulary development is
necessary for proper academic development.
Read books and recite stories
Make it a point to read bed time stories and thematic
tales just before children go their sleep. This could have a significant
impact on the way in which children grow their mental faculties.
Children should be exposed to books as early as possible.
Make children read
Children should also be able to read at an early
age. Rudimentary reading at an early age helps children build better
language and communication skills at a later stage. Colored story books,
charts and tables should be supplied to children so that they can look
at colorful pictures and printed letters; in fact, reading aloud is a
potent way to enhance skills that can boost IQ scores.
Improve child memory by challenging them
The best way to hone memory
skills in children is to ask them to recite stories that you told them
just now. Alternatively, you can even ask them to do the same once they
finish reading a story book. Let them speak in their own words and
repeat the content they absorbed just now. You can even ask them to
recreate the entire story in fresh words and themes. The results are
visible to see - an enhancement in verbal and visual memory.
Use daily conversations to build math skills
Use trigger words to drive home basic math skills. Here are some of them:
“Breakfast will be ready in just ten minutes”
“Do you need an entire bar of chocolate or just half of it?”
“We will take a walk in the garden at 5 PM”
“How many cookies you have in your hands? Can you count them?”
“How many cookies did you eat just now? Two or three.”
“Just look at that picture in the book. How many legs can you
find in that animal?'
Bring home puzzles, building blocks, mental ability games and other
play sets that can enhance cognition
There are thousands of toys
and play sets that can enhance vision, cognition and motor development.
Puzzles are good for improving brain activities while building blocks
can help streamline cognition, motor development and hand-to-eye
coordination. Children may also develop spatial intelligence, critical
thinking and imagination.
Allow your children to solve their problems on their own
Allow children to think for them. Provide
them choices and options to think and act. For example, ask them to
retrieve the ball that is stuck in a corner. Ask them the way in which
they can tie their shoelaces in a quicker manner. Let them think and act
so that they can boost their imagination and cognition skills.
Let children dirty their hands and face!
Children should be
playing in your garden and its environs. Let them their own gardeners
and housekeepers! They should use sand and mud to build buildings and
other simple structures. Supply them art and painting materials that
include colored papers, paints, crayons, clay mud, glue, glitters,
brushes and gums. Let them get dirty as they play and create their own
art masterpieces! These simple activities will help improve cognition,
critical thinking, and immigration, and visualization techniques.
Allow them to play games
Allow your children to play games,
both indoor and outdoor. Chess is a great board game that can enhance
thinking and spatial skills. It will also teach children better
concentration and focus skills. Chess is also a strategic game that can
teach children how to plan for their future life. In other words, chess
is a mental game that can enhance a number of mental abilities including
better IQ values.
Many brain-based and educational toys and games will help in
enhancing problem solving skills. Association with other
children will help them learn how to live in harmony with others. Memory
skills and boosted emotional abilities will help children perform better
in classes and in life. Boosting IQ scores in children is a long and
arduous process that requires tremendous patience and skills. As parents
help their children in various activities, they can expect them to build
their IQ in a slow, but assured manner.
Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten: Raise IQ by up to 30 points and turn on your child's smart genes
By David Perlmutter, M.D 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.