Spelling and Vocabulary Games Using the Multiple Intelligences
–by Jean Fisher
Each child learns in a different way. Find the special strengths of your child to maximize learning.
Is your child a natural word wizard?
Spelling and vocabulary games designed to challenge the multiple intelligences give everyone the opportunity to be a wizard!
What are the multiple intelligences?
Someone who is a visual/spatial learner thinks in pictures.
Understanding takes place best when using or creating
images. Visual learners benefit from films, pictures,
graphs, maps, etc.
The verbal/linguistic learner can absorb great amounts
of information just from listening. In addition, they are
often excellent at giving oral presentations. Their brains
often picture words in place of images when processing
or recalling information.
These are the people who are masters of reason and logic.
They love working with numbers and patterns. Excellent
at drawing conclusions from gathered data, these learners
are prone to asking endless questions and conducting experiments.
You can usually spot these people through their natural
grace and rhythm. The kinesthetic learner grasps concepts
most successfully while in motion.
Musically inclined people learn best through sounds,
rhythms and patterns. Memory rhymes such as "i before e except after c " are especially effective
for rhythmic learners.
These are the social geniuses who always seem to know
exactly what to do or say in any given situation. Great
at organizing and natural born leaders, the person possessing
interpersonal intelligences often learns best in a group
Excellent at setting and reaching goals, the learner
who ranks high in intrapersonal intelligence is an effective
self-directed learner. Drills and skill games are great
ways to stimulate an intrapersonal learner.
So now that you have a better understanding of what the multiple
intelligences are, how do you go about putting them to work?
First, find out what your child's strengths are: