• 5 Factors That Can Affect Your Child's Intelligence
    Here's how you can nurture smart kids.
  • As a mom, you want nothing more than to raise your kids to become successful adults. While IQ can only be 50 percent of the equation, it is nevertheless crucial to raising well-rounded kids. Below are five things that have an impact on your child's intelligence.

     

    1. Nurturing parents

    Nature versus nurture? Brain development is not solely dependent on genetics. While brain cells start to form before birth, early life experiences and first-hand learning are important for your child's brain development

    There is no need to provide expensive educational toys. Converse, read books, and watch educational shows with your kids. You can also bring them to stimuli like museums, zoos, and even public libraries—these places can help stimulate their imagination and encourage them to ask questions about how things work.

     

    2. Your child's emotional intelligence

    According to Dr. Tippy Sumpaico-Tanchanco, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, you should focus on both IQ and EQ for your kids to become successful not just in school but also in life. Make sure that all of their physical, mental, and emotional needs are addressed, so that they are in the best condition to learn and reach their full potential.

     

    3. Your child's learning style

    There are several ways to learn. How does your child solve math problems? Does he like listening to word problems? Or does he prefer to solve math problems through physical games? Determine if your child is a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner to help him study better.

     

    4. Playtime

    Children should be given time to enjoy a self-directed play, too. This is their chance to create their own stories, complete puzzles, or solve problems independently. Remember: Play is a child's "me-time." If your kids are bored, let them be. Allow them the opportunity to make discoveries—like their passions—on their own.

     

    5. Nutrition

    Give your child foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids because research suggests these essential fats play an essential role in a child's brain development. Along with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, these omega-3 fatty acids like DHA and ARA are considered brain food as your child grows up. Eggs and salmon are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. 

    Together with good nutrition and proper nurturing, your child can have a good head start in life. 

     

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This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Enfagrow A+ Four.
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