Boosting IQ in Your Children - Simple Tips and Practical Suggestions
By Andrew Loh
Children IQ (intelligent quotient) is a scientifically based evaluation
of intelligence pooled after conducting a series of standard tests that
are designed to measure three specific abilities - problem solving,
spatial vision and imagery, native memory and general knowledge. Recent
research studies have revealed that it is possible to enhance and boost
IQ in your children. However, there might be a limitation to the extent
to which you enhance IQ in children. Although you are not going to
create a super child, you can still create an individual that can stand
up on his or her own legs and compete with the best in the world.
Boosting IQ in children involves a series of techniques that range
from supplying brain building foods to motivating children to achieve
the best in their classroom. What works for a child may not work for the
other. However, many of the techniques listed in the following articles
might act as great tools to enhance IQ values. Here are some of the
well-known techniques for you to try at your home:
Helping children when they are young
Children are children, after all!
They are tender, innocent, developing and still trying to understand the
complex world around them. In fact, the external world is too harsh for
them. It is a well-known truth that external environment plays a great
role in shaping up brain activities and abilities. Parents may wish to
help and motivate their children when they are still young. Most of the
cognitive abilities usually appear with active parental support.
Pre-school enrolment and activities
Again, it is an established fact that pre-school enrolment might help children develop
and streamline their emotional and mental IQ values. Pre-school stay
offers a series of great benefits like better cognition development,
stimuli to enhance intelligence, problem solving skills and better
social interaction techniques. Preschools that offer basic language
sessions are more likely to contribute to enhancement in IQ values to
the tune of 5 points. In other words, when children are exposed to
varied social situations, their emotional and mental IQ values tend to
go up as they learn how to relate existing situations to solve problems
and search for practical solutions.
Early perceptual development
Body perception is possibly the most important tool that can enhance
IQ development in young children. Body perception involves five
different senses - taste, smell, touch, sound and sight. Children, who
are exposed to these senses at an early age, are more likely to possess
better IQ scores. When you expose your children to these five senses,
you are showing them the world that exists as it is and around them.
Here are some ways that you can use to expose your children to
Taste and smell - Exposing your children to
tastes of brain building foods could be a great way to train your
children to enhance their IQs. Here are some foods that you can expose
your children to enhance IQ values:
DHA fortified eggs, fresh
yogurt, small portions of salon and fatty fishes, small portions of
poultry meat, milk and milk products.
Low glycemic foods like bran
cereals, oat meal, barley, whole wheat bread, pulses and low fat content
Iron and calcium fortified food items: Iron fortified
cereals and bran, dark leafy vegetables, beans, soybean extracts, meat,
breakfast bars containing low fat and high protein additives, Calcium
supplements through eggs and medications. Sufficient iron can boost
learning, memory, and attention.
Supplements of vitamins and trace
minerals: These are essential for streamlining activities of different
enzymes in the body and to fine tune brain development.
and fruits: Berries, dry fruits, nuts, dates, brightly colored fruits
like tangerine, orange, mango, papaya, pineapple, green vegetables and
other vegetables will help boost memory power, enhance cognition and
improve anti-oxidant production in the body.
Touch - Early touch
and holding of infants at least for six hours in a day is known to
create a deep emotional bond between mother and the child. Deep
emotional bond means better emotional IQ development which is as
critical and important as mental IQ. Close touch is also very powerful
as it will add a sense of security to the child. It can rejuvenate it to
grow without support at a later date.
Sound - Sound and an
ability to hear properly is an extremely important ability in a child's
life. Sounds are the most important stimulus in a child's life even
before it is used to train children for speech and communication.
Sounds' emanating from a baby's tender throat is the natural tool to
converse with the mother. Sound is two way traffic and it is should be
mutually beneficial. A mother should talk to her child as many times as
possible in a day. Mothers can rest assured that their children too will
talk to them in the same exciting tone that they talk to them although
it is just “sound” in nature. Sound can come in many forms. It can be
just a round of dialogue. It can come though teachers teaching lessons
to children in classroom. It can even be music and nursery rhymes that
are known to boost memory and cognition in children. An early
introduction to audible communication, music and oral story recitation
is known to boost IQ at least by five points.
Sight - Sight and
vision is as important as sound. Proper sight and keen observation to
watch things that happen around us offer tremendous opportunities to
develop IQ and cognition. Children are known to respond well to auditory
stimulation before visual. However, it is always better to supplement
auditory stimulus with sight and vision so that children may learn at an
Although it starts very early in life, it is at best very rudimentary. Children
always need additional impetus to boost emotional development which in
turn can help children developmental IQ in a significant way. Mothers
should engage in s face-to-face play with their children to aid in
emotional development. Plenty of human contact is needed for optimal
Motor development is an essential developmental milestone in a child's life as it develops
a series of other abilities which are listed here:
Oral motor skills - To develop feeding and language skills
Pre-hension skills - This skill comes of use for reaching for
objects and grasping for them.
Locomotors skills - These skills will help children crawl on the
floor, sit on it and later walk with their own effort.
There are a series of other motor development skills that can enhance a series of
abilities that are mandatory for optimum IQ development. Bring home toys
and play-sets that help children learn, understand and explore which
eventually lead to an all-round brain development. Continue to read
Boosting IQ in Your Children - Simple Tips and Practical Suggestions.