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Exploring Gardner's Eight Intelligences

Name each of Gardner's Eight Intelligences and give an example (activities and lesson ideas) of how to incorporate this modality in your early childhood classroom.

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According to Gardner's Eight Intelligences: Theory of Multiple Intelligences (2012), the eight intelligences are:

1. Verbal-linguistic intelligence which refers to an individual's ability to analyze information and produce work that involves oral and written language such as speeches, books, and memos. A great way to incorporate this into the early childhood classroom is to have the children put on a play about a story book that was read by them. The play could have some basic lines for them to learn and then deliver in front of the audience. Children love this sort of activity, and it helps greatly to develop their verbal-linguistic intelligence.

2. Logical-mathematical intelligence describes the ability to develop equations and proofs, make calculations, and solve abstract problems. Money games are always the best way to incorporate this into the early childhood classroom! Simple adding and subtracting ...

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Exploring Gardner's Eight Intelligences