If you practice the following habits regularly, your child’s intelligence will improve rapidly.
Harvard Medical School has researched and shown that the age of 5-6 years is the time when a child’s brain is 80-85% developed. This means that the age of 0 to 6 years is the highest time to develop IQ (intelligence) for the brain. Experts suggest some solutions to stimulate children’s IQ at this stage.
1. Exercise regularly
The connection between exercise and the brain is mentioned in the book “Exercise Transforms the Brain” by Associate Professor John Reddy (Harvard Medical University). Actual research by John Reddy of 19,000 students in the Chicago suburbs, USA, shows that students’ academic performance is significantly improved through the application of a novel physical education program.
Regular exercise also stimulates the brain. An experiment in mice showed that those who exercised had 15% greater memory function in the hippocampus and weighed 9% heavier than mice who didn’t exercise.
To make exercise a daily habit, Professor John Reddy advises parents:
Get your child actively moving, this should start as early as possible.
Let children participate in sports before school.
Encourage and support children to play sports with friends.
2. Play the game for the right time
Professor Hong Lan, a brain researcher from Central Taiwan University, pointed out that games are not the enemy of learning, but that playing at the right time has many benefits for children.
dr Cheryl Olson, a psychologist working at Harvard Medical School, wrote a report on children’s play motivation that was published in the Review of General Psychology.
According to Cheryl Olson, video games can help children develop their brains, teach them creativity and problem-solving skills. Gaming also provides a shared playground for kids to make friends, allow them to hang out and create constructive time, and allow them to share fun and competition.
3. Maintain the habit of reading books
Educator Vasily Sukhomlinsky of Ukraine once said, “The way to make kids smarter isn’t to fill their heads or increase the amount of homework, it’s to spend more time reading.” The American Journal of Science and Psychology once published research in January 2012 that reading to children combined with interaction can increase children’s IQ by more than 6 points Another survey of the habits of 177 billionaires around the world also pointed out that they all have in common that they spend a lot of time reading.
4. Parents spend time talking to their children
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, USA, concluded: “The more often children talk to their parents, the more active the cerebral cortex is”. According to scientists, this communication will help children do well on language and comprehension tests.
Richard Phillips Feynman is a Jewish-American scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, who shared in his autobiography that his success was influenced by his father. “Father used to teach me by giving and discussing various examples. He didn’t put me under any pressure, just relaxed, fun discussions. This has inspired me my whole life and given me a feel for all areas of science that interest me. As a kid, I used to love talking to my dad,” he said.
According to an article published in MIT Technology Review, “Communication between parents and children affects positive brain activity.” Researchers have shown that speaking not only enhances parent-child relationships, but also children’s social skills. Conversation is also a powerful motivator, allowing children to develop many skills at once.
Vy Trang (Corresponding 163.com)