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Ways To Incorporate Thinking Skills And Intellectual Abilities In Children

by Mirdalini Sharma Digital Marketer

Learning to think critically may be one of the most essential skills that need to be incorporated in today's children for a successful future. Our primary goals as a parent and teacher is directed at keeping children healthy and safe, teaching cognitive skills such as shape and color recognition, encouraging prosocial behavior, and introducing basic literacy and numeration skills. We devote all the time to these areas, and there’s less opportunity to think about the importance of nurturing children's creative abilities.

 

Creative power increases children’s desire to learn and supports intellectual development and since every student’s cognitive ability is different, you can always improve upon their mental capabilities in their fundamental years.

 

Through incorporating executive functions, better known as brain functions, basic capabilities of planning, time management and memory-oriented details you can enhance these executive functions, that can influencing their perceived excellence, not only at a particular stage, but it will be set the tone for their future successes.

 

In today’s rapidly changing world, children need to be critical thinkers, who can make sense of information, compare, contrast, analyze, make inferences, and generate higher order thinking skills. Here are some ways to incorporate thinking skills and intellectual abilities in Children:

 

·         Increasing Concentration

 

Get yourself in a few simple activities for improving memory and concentration level. Adapt an activity matching the level of the child. For older children, you can perform an activity by keeping a bunch of different objects and ask him/her to name them from sheer memory. Having them repeat words or numbers loudly will help in enhancing their auditory memory.

 

·         Enough Sleep

No matter what age your child is, sleep is essential for everyone, it plays a vital role in recharging the brain functions. According to a lot of studies it has been proved that sleeping in the afternoon for almost an hour can radically boost cognitive learning capabilities. While we are resting, our brain does not receive any new information, so it resorts to ‘saving’ the information it was exposed to throughout the day. Children require about 10 to 12 hours maximum sleep everyday whereas as teenagers might need 8 to 10 hours of maximum sleep everyday.

 

·         Encourage Children to think in new and different way

 

Allow your children to think differently; through this you're helping them hone their creative problem solving skills. You can engage them into some questions like, "What are the some other ideas that we can try?" or encourage them to generate options by saying, "We can think of all the other possible ways and solutions."

 

·         Have an Open-Door Communication Policy

 

As parents or teacher we should have an open-door policy when it comes to communicating with children. If the children are quite young then we should always encourage them to speak up. Ask them questions and give them enough time and attention when they struggle to form sentences to ask for something. Through this we can help them boost their self-confidence and their trust when they find it easier to confide in their parents.

 

Instead of focusing on finding the facts and deciding when to question the children, education has only become a transmission of facts or procedures. Undeniably, facts are important but are also subject to change. Hence, thinking and intellectual skills should be encouraged in each child at any age there in. In the coming decade we will have more complex problems and to develop problem-solving skills, thinking and intellectual skills are required to deal with real-world problems.

 

Thinking and intellectual skills will be the most valuable and crucial for any career options. In this rapidly changing world technology and workplace dynamics, flexible or creative thinking and intellectual skills are the only way that help to process, analyze and combine all sources of information to get the most suitable solution and ability to modify. In this situation, educators’ efforts are most crucial and should be in the direction of developing these skills among their students because pronounced education seems incomplete without the possession of these skills. TSRCC is amongst the best coaching institute in Delhi relying more on active learning process rather than opting for passive learning activities. They incorporate learning methods that involve engaging and challenging children’s capacity for thinking and learning using real-life and imaginary situations. 

 

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About Mirdalini Sharma Freshman   Digital Marketer

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