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Volume #9 Issue #17
ISSN: 0219-7642 Mar 6, 2011
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More and more educators and parents are realizing that playground time is extremely
critical for children's overall development. As a result, teachers and administrators
of different schools are loosening up their classroom schedule. Quality playtime and
rejuvenating exercises are very important for children's' body and brain
health. A conventional school with a traditional-minded teacher may undergo
an intense pressure to attune the children to the age-old practice of studying hard
for grades and marks. However, times are changing now and schools are providing additional
playtime to their children.
What can parents do to provide a healthy dose of playtime to their
children? Playtime is a vital aspect of life. Playtime comes
naturally to young children. In fact, they come to this world with
an intention to play with their hearts' content! Just watch a small
baby, how it kicks its legs or plays with those tiny little fingers!
It is all natural. Playtime will help children in developing their young brains into something that
leads to the achievement of excellence in many areas of life.
Parents could also introduce playtime as a standard time-out to help
children to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Optimal playtime will act as the best supplement
to elevate classroom performance. Allowing your children to have ample playtime could be a
surefire way to develop a pleasing and dynamic personality. Have a great day.
Thought for today:
"A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine." - Anonymous
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Optimal IQ Development in Children - Learning the Basics
IQ is an important part of life. A solid IQ can help your children achieve excellence in personal and
professional life. It is possible to enhance IQ in children by learning and understanding the basics of IQ development.
Optimal IQ Development in Children - Practical Techniques and Methods
Optimizing IQ in children is an extended task. Parents may need to use a combination of several techniques
and methods to brain-train their children. Here are some of the productive methods and techniques that can
enhance brain power in children.
Q1: How gifted is my daughter? Gifted?
Highly Gifted or Profoundly Gifted? Also, does IVF play a role in giftedness?
My daughter was conceived through implanting a seven year old frozen
embryo. (have twin boys 10 from initial use of embryos - 1 son is
gifted) Upon her first visit to her pediatrician her doctor joked is she
seven or zero:) I have to laugh as she is about to turn three this January and seems
A: At three, it is best not to label
categories for giftedness although your daughter does appear to be
in the higher range with the short description of her abilities. As
for the IVF role, according to a new study by the University of Iowa
(2010), children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) score at
least as well as non-IVF peers on academic tests in grades 3 through
12.... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Gifted, Highly Gifted or Profoundly Gifted here.
Q2: Are the terms creative child and
gifted child the same? How to improve or what are the necessary
things to be considered in class room to enhance creativity in
A: Not really. They are two different
terms but there is a relationship. But it is a fact that to be
creative, a minimum level of higher intelligence is required.
Intelligence is a part of giftedness. A gifted child can be creative
and a creative child can be gifted. Different tests are used for
giftedness (namely intelligence tests) and for creativity; there are
specific tests as well.
A little more into creativity and intelligence. As Sternberg (2001) had
put in his work, intelligence is necessary for creativity because ...Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Giftedness and Creativity here.
Q3: My son who turned 7 (5 days before
he took the WISC-IV test) had the below results come back. Our
district and the state of Ohio say that a score of 127 and above is
considered gifted determined that he isn't gifted. His score was a
126. Because of this I have requested the overview and this is what
he received.....Sum of Scaled scores:
Verbal Comprehension sum of scaled = 31 VCI 100 percentile rank of 50
Perceptual reasoning sum of scaled = 43 PRI 127 and percentile 96
Working Memory sum of scaled = 29 WMI 126 and percentile 96
Possessing Speed sum of scaled = 32 PSI - 133 and percentile 99
Full scale sum of scaled = 135 FSIQ = 126
Can the FSIQ be used as a good indicator even though the Verbal is 26
pts - 33 pts lower then the other three (Perceptual, Working Memory, and
Processing speed) It seems like this may be saying something. Is it
saying he doesn't do well at verbal versus visual? Should the test be
looked at differently because of this....
A: It appears that some WISC subtests are good measures of general
intelligence; others are poor measures of general intelligence. WISC
full scale IQ is not necessarily a more valid measure of intelligence,
especially the kind of intelligence that is required to succeed in
school. So at FSIQ 126, he should be in the above average category and I
believe deserves differentiated curriculum. However, different
schools have different policies with regards to this. The cut-off
can be between 123-130 .... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Confusion over WISC-IV scores here.
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.
The IQ Answer: Maximizing Your Child's Potential
By Frank Lawlis
The IQ Answer is a fascinating and user-friendly guide to fulfilling one's potential. With
millions of new cases of ADD and other learning disabilities diagnosed every year, parents are
searching for solutions to help them break through their children's performance
plateaus. The IQ Answer is a fascinating and user-friendly guide to fulfilling one's potential.
With millions of new cases of ADD and other learning disabilities diagnosed every year, parents are
searching for solutions to help them break through their children's performance plateaus.
Written in response to the overwhelming need that Dr. Lawlis sees every day in his practice
and in his role as Dr. Phil's primary contributing psychologist, The IQ Answer will be a powerful
tool for all those who want to be as successful as they can be.
Play time is serious business
Delaware Online Mar 01, 2011
Play is an important part of growing, researchers say, particularly
unrestricted or child-led play, the kind kids do on the playground
at recess or when they're riding their bikes in the neighborhood. As
simple as it sounds, this kind of play helps kids develop their
creativity, imagination and social skills, not to mention physical
Signing may increase brain development in babies
WNDU Mar 01, 2011
Research shows that signing
babies have fewer temper tantrums, because they become less
frustrated when they can communicate exactly what they want. One NIH
funded study showed that eight year olds who learned baby sign
language as infants had an average IQ 12 points higher than
10 Myths of Early Childhood Development
E How Feb 22, 2011
For new parents, even for first-born or later-born children, confusion and concern may arise over the
developmental skills and growth of your child. This is a perfectly natural thing for a parent to be afraid of.
Moms Who Take Folic Acid and Iron Supplements Have Smarter Kids
BabyZone Feb 20, 2011
"What we showed is prenatal iron and folic acid supplementation had
a significant impact on the offspring's intellectual level and motor
ability and ability during school age, which was a very exciting
finding," says study author Parul Christian, an expert in
international health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg
School of Public Health.
Easy ways to enhance your child's brain development
The Examiner Feb 20, 2011
What is the best way for you to ensure that your child's brain is developing to maximize their chances for a
successful academic career and a life of positive emotional experiences? There are two easy ways you can help your child.
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