Activities to Make Your Child Smarter
From the moment your child is born, you just know that they are extraordinary.
Each milestone reached, and every developmental milestone may only serve to further reaffirm your beliefs that your little one is surely a genius.
But, is that all you can do? Let them grow and see how smart they become?
Well, no there are ways you can push your child further and make him smarter than he already is!
There are various skills acquired while playing brain games for kids.
- Analytical Thinking
- Spatial Awareness
- Conceptual Learning
- Lateral and Critical Thinking
- Linguistic enhancement and so much more!
Activities You Can Do with Your Child to Make Him Smarter:
1. BUILDING BLOCKS
This is one of the most basic games that has evolved over the years but has never faded out.
All you need are a set of blocks, preferably in different colors and shapes, leaving the rest up to your child’s imagination.
From shape and color recognition to creativity and mind stimulation, all facets of the child’s developments are exposed.
This is one game you can’t risk missing. Right from hand-eye coordination to logical reasoning, it ticks all the right boxes.
The biggest benefit is the confidence boost that comes from completing the puzzle which results in better self-esteem and deters procrastination.
3. WORD HUNT
Using alphabet cards, blocks or magnets, form different words. Then using flashcards, have your child match the flashcard to the words formed.
For example, the word cat is formed. You can show your child an image of the flashcard and have them place the card near the right word.
This game can boost alphabet recognition, memory as well as word formation.
4. SIMON SAYS
All you need to do is give your child some commands beginning with the words ‘Simon says dance or jump’ and the toddler has to follow to get points.
If you give the command without beginning with Simon says, and the child follows, he loses points.
The one with the highest score at the end wins.
5. MUSICAL NUMBERS
A fun way to learn to count, all you need are some number flashcards and different objects in quantities of 1-10 (adjust as per the skill set).
Place the objects in different quantities randomly in a straight line or circle. Play the music and ask the child to circle the objects.
When the music stops, pull out a number card and the child must find the right number and stand beside it.
A great way to learn to count as well as number identification.
The numbers can also be substituted with an object or alphabet flashcards.
6. ROLE PLAY
Teacher-teacher, doctor-nurse or good witch-bad witch, the options are endless. Role-playing is a great way to boost creativity and imagination.
This game can also help set the right moral tone for your kids that will benefit them while dealing with society and adjust to the environment better.