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ISSN: 0219-7642 Dec 21, 2008
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2009, we are getting ready to say goodbye to the old one, and
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The Power of Imagination and Creative Play - Learning the fundamentals
The power of imagination and creativity helps your children in a number of ways. Parents will need to find out meaningful ways
on how they can make their children imaginative and creative. Here are some useful tips and suggestions.
Raising Imaginative and Creative Child - Some Ideas and Tips
Children who possess the qualities of imagination and creativity can reach tremendous success in their professional and personal
life. Raising imaginative and creative children is not an easy task! Here are some practical tips and suggestions for parents to make their
children develop imagination and creativity.
We just recently received our son's Stanford 10 test
results. He is in the 5th grade. In the following subjects
these were his scores. All other subjects were similar in
scores. He even had phs for grade equivalent on
several. Would he be considered gifted? Thanks!
A: The Stanford-Binet
Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5) which is a
standardized measurement of intelligence provides a
comprehensive coverage of five factors of cognitive ability that is;
Fluid Reasoning, Knowledge, Quantitative Reasoning, Visual-Spatial
Processing, and Working Memory.... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Stanford-Binet 5 Score Interpretation here.
Q1: My 9 year old ADHD son scored 97.5% for Perceptual Reasoning
and 95.5 % Visual Perception, IQ 120. Although I went to
Harvard, all the web info is so jargon laden that I have no
real idea of what they are talking. In layman's English,
what are the general definitions that are not so mushy that they are
bereft of meaning to simple folk ? I can not brag to my elite
friends if I can't define the terms myself.
A: Based on the FSIQ, your son should be in the
bright category (please read the answer on “Stanford-Binet 5 Score Interpretation”).
This test consists of 10 core subtests with five additional
subtests. All of these are summed up to four indexes which
makes the full scale IQ (FSIQ) which ranges from 40 (lowest)
to 160 (maximum score)... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Technical terms in the WISC-IV here.
Supporting Creativity & Imagination In The Early Years (Supporting Early Learning)
By Bernadette Duffy
This book draws on the author's experience of promoting
young children's creativity and imagination in a variety of
settings over the last twenty years. The settings include
home, centre based care, and this book draws on the
practical experience of adults living and working with
children in these settings.
The aim of the book is to use real life examples of young
children's development and their growing competence to show
the richness of their creativity and imagination. Children's
development across a wide range of creative and imaginative
experiences is outlined and ways of planning and assessing
children's progress are discussed. Insights from research
are used to inform practice.
Kids Play: Igniting Children's Creativity
By Michele Cassou
Teach children to use intuition and spontaneity to fuel their creativity and gain confidence in them. A must read for art teachers and parents.
In Kids Play, Michele Cassou brings her unique method of creative instruction to children and shows parents how they can inspire their children
to discover the world of art.
Too often a child's creativity is stunted because he or she feels the need to produce something specific that will
meet with the expectations of teachers and parents. Cassou explains that it is the creative process, which should be encouraged in children, and
criticism, evaluation, or even praise of the result can actually be damaging.
The importance of play
The National Dec 17, 2008
During the recent holiday break I found myself observing many families with children enjoying the Eid al Adha celebrations
in the public parks, in the shopping malls and on the beaches. Watching the children either engage in solitary pursuits or
join in games with their siblings or friends led me to wonder why exactly children play and what purpose does it serve?
The Developing Brain: Nurture and Nature
Scoop Dec 5, 2008
Sound and general atmosphere are closely linked. The effects of sound on the attentive, receptive brain are striking. Sound
is the first and best teacher of meditation, since unlike sight, one does not control what one hears. Listening without labeling
quiets the mind, and opens new dimensions of perception. If that is true for the minds and brains of adults, how much more true
is it for the minds and brains of young, developing children?
How to Enhance Your Brain and Memory
IQ Mind Brain Library Nov 28, 2008
Think back to when you were a child and loved to play games. Your parents may have purchased a game for you to help develop
your memory. All the cards were laid face down, and then you flipped a card over. Then you flipped a second card over. If it
matched the first, the two cards were removed. The trick was to remember where certain cards were; hence the term memory game.
As a child, you thought you were just playing a fun game, when in reality; you were learning to hone your memory.
Chopsticks contribute to the intellectual development of the baby
Love-Health Nov 29, 2008
The United States, a family doctor recently put to use chopsticks as a child must learn the skills of one of 21, while
Japan took a long time ago on August 4 as a section of chopsticks. This shows that China's traditional food culture as
a representative of chopsticks, are popular abroad.
Help your child get ready for life
News Observer Dec 15, 2008
Last week's class dealt with such basics as having a more active relationship with your spouse than you have with your children,
saying "No" more than "Yes," and the much-overlooked fact that the discipline of a child is accomplished through the conveyance
of proper leadership, not reward or punishment. Having built a strong foundation, we will now move into a set of specifics that
are equally essential to raising a child who will be well-equipped to deal successfully with the realities of independence.
After all, the purpose of raising a child is to get him or her out of your life and into a life of his/her own.
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