How to discover and stimulate your child’s intelligence types?

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Whenever we try to evaluate whether a child is intelligent or not, we think about their ability to solve problems or to communicate and write. However for more than twenty years it is known that there are 8 different types of intelligence.

Harvard professor Howard Gardner explains it in his book Marcos de la Mente, and says that with each one of them or with their combination, a person can solve the same problems but from his most skillful ability.

Each of these 8 intelligences are related to a different aspect of life: linguistics, logic, ability to interpret physical space, ability with the arts, ability to interpret and ability with nature.

One of these abilities, the artistic one is related to the special ability and the musical ability. That is a talent that is difficult to detect in the early ages but it is a great sin to have a child with these talents and by ignorance not help you develop it. Not only because it could be a great artist but because propulsive musical intelligence is related to coordination, understanding structures and patterns, and the ability to solve problems.

The Greeks, in their own way, had also discovered and pointed out the importance of these human intellect skills and called it “The Greek triangle” which considered the three main areas of development:

First, mathematics for a healthy brain. Second, physical education and sport for a healthy body and Third, musical education for a healthy sensibility.

On the first two there is already great awareness among the population but it is not so with music that does not occupy the same place of importance in our homes.

That is why in our school Coliseo de las Artes we have included a program of teaching music, not only to learn to play an instrument but also to discover those skills in our children and try to develop them. We understand that to ensure a complete educational experience, music must be part of education. Because music stimulates reasoning skills, verbal skills, facilitates math understanding and rhythm.

We all have the birthright to be able to sing in tune and maintain a constant musical rhythm, that we can all do and we can learn it.