Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence is about whole-body and fine-motor co-ordination. Dancers, athletes and craftsmen excel in this intelligence.
Discover and Strengthen
The world is too competitive. Just having a good education is necessary but not sufficient for success. To be successful, one must recognise and develop one’s unique talent.
Steve Jobs did not graduate from university and basketball superstar Yao Ming may not be academically accomplished. By traditional education standards where success is synonymous with good grades, they have both failed! Yet they are successful figures in their field today because they were given the opportunity to realise their unique talents.
At ChildFirst we recognize that each child is unique and nurture your child’s unique talent.
Harvard University Professor Howard Gardner’s famous Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) states that every child has eight types of intelligences.
You may be able to identify some of your child’s intelligences.
Our muscles get strengthened with regular exercise. Similarly, your child’s intelligences develop with regular exercise. As a result, their dominant intelligences become stronger and their weaker intelligences can also be awakened.
At ChildFirst, we have 100 MI activities to exercise their intelligences every year (different ones for each age group). These 100 MI activities are grouped under 10 themes with one theme per month. Here are some examples of our themes.
Each of the 10 MI activities within a theme is designed to exercise certain intelligence(s). For example, in “The World of Animals” theme, an animal story would be used to develop their Linguistic Intelligence. Another activity to use their body to act out various animal movements would develop their Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence. A craft activity using recycled materials to make an animal of their choice would develop their Spatial Intelligence. Singing an animal song and making various animal noises would develop their Musical Intelligence. Observing animal videos followed by a field trip to the zoo would develop their Naturalist Intelligence. Raising funds and deciding which animal conservation funds to donate to would develop their Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Intelligences. Grouping animals into various types (such as land, sea and air or the number of legs) would develop their Logical-Mathematical Intelligence.
At ChildFirst, our MI curriculum makes learning fun for all kinds of children!