Spectrum Colors Academy
A Balanced Approach
Based on an Innovative blend
of Creative, Montessori
and Modern Child Development Principles.
For children ages 3 - 6 years
To set up a tour for our center
in the Overlake area
please call 425-885-2345
Howard Gardner, an educational psychologist based in Harvard proposed that people possess Multiple Intelligences in varying degrees.
No single intelligence is superior to another; a successful person is one who has developed multiple intelligences so as to lead an integrated and purposeful and effective life.
These work together to express ourselves fully and to make an impact in this world. They guide us towards setting up meaningful goals and to seek effective ways to reach that goal.
We help children develop Multiple Intelligences in the following ways:
Verbal/linguistic – Enjoying the art of story-telling by listening, writing and participating; developing the vocabulary to hold discussions, use logic and brainstorming problems. Phonic skills, reading, writing and poetry come easily to such people. Writers, philosophers, lawyers and marketing people use this intelligence.
Musical – Using instruments to experiment with rhythm, tempo, pitch and sound to make different songs and compositions.
Mathematical/logical – Participating in activities such as sorting, classifying, pattern recognition, sequencing, counting, ordering, data collection, graphing, shape recognition, matching, compare and contrast (Venn Diagram), addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, measurement, working with numbers etc. Scientists and researchers use this intelligence.
Spatial - Working with blocks, legos, using/arranging materials to make representations of the world, making sculptures and 3-D art projects. Artists, designers, builders, sculptors, architects and project managers have well developed spatial intelligence. Human beings are primarily designers and builders. We feel happiest when we create! Bodily - kinesthetic - Dancing, music and movement, yoga, sports, and ball games. These activities also help to integrate the two halves of the brain and improve our reflexes and hence our confidence. Research shows that people who are highly intuitive are well developed in this area.
The following form the basis of our moral and spiritual values. Developing these intelligences helps us to live in an expanded frame of reference and to view our lives as part of a larger sacred Whole. We begin to hold in reverence the interrelated of all life-forms and align our ethics and goals accordingly.
Interpersonal/social - Developing an interest in peers, having empathy for others, understanding that different opinions/needs exist, multi-cultural awareness, and practicing good communication and conflict resolution skills are key to living a successful life. Sociologists, anthropologists, teachers, and people in management or supervisory positions value this intelligence.
Intrapersonal - When we use intuition or imagination, or engage in reflection and introspection, we develop intrapersonal intelligence. Psychologists, spiritual counselors, writers use this intelligence. Naturalist - Children have a deep curiosity for the natural world. Learning about different kinds of plants and animals and their habitat and life-cycles helps to instill reverence for all life-forms. Biologists, veterinarians, and environmental scientists use this intelligence.
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