What is the most effective way of enhancing children’s intellectual development without cost?
There is no doubt that children who are encouraged to use their imaginations develop intellectually at a faster rate than those who simply receive information alone.
Our imaginations allow us to hypothesize, to hold the concept of number, to solve problems without actually doing them, and to think what might be alongside what actually is.
Indeed children whose imaginations are stretched tend to achieve far more intellectually than might otherwise be expected.
For example, when children listen to a story, they can become enthralled not just by the words but by what their imaginations do to the story. The imagination provides extra details to make their own personal vision of story.
From listening to stories a lot it is but a tiny step to reading stories and so the process continues. The child’s intelligence is enhanced as the child becomes more able to engage in the world around them.
Which only leaves one question: how can we develop this skill?
The answer turns out to be quite simple and it doesn’t have to cost the school anything.
It involves a two-part activity in which children learn to tell stories to each other in small groups, and which then also encourages parents to take part in the activity at home.
We have set out the whole project in a free report explaining how the project can work, step by step, without any need to spend anything on equipment or other resources.
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