Admission Open For June 2012 Contact No: 9028089994 Email : info@thefreedompark.org

‘We are natural mind changing entities until we are 10 or so. But as we get older…then it is very hard to change our minds'. Howard Gardner

While intelligence is one of the most talked about subjects within psychology, there is no standard definition of what exactly constitutes 'intelligence.' Instead of focusing on the analysis of test scores, Howard Gardner proposed that numerical expressions of human intelligence are not a full and accurate depiction of people's abilities. His theory describes eight distinct intelligences that are based on skills and abilities that are valued within different cultures. By employing diverse methods of engaging a child’s mind, all aspects of the child’s intelligence are stimulated.

The eight intelligences Howard Gardner described are:

 

Linguistic:

The ability to use spoken or written words effectively, like in poets,writers and journalists. At Freedom Park, children are encouraged to say and see words, read books together.

 

Logical-Mathematical:

Inductive and deductive thinking and reasoning abilities,logic, as well as the use of numbers and abstract pattern recognition, as in mathematicians and scientists. Children learn through games, puzzles, etc.

 

Visual-Spatial:

The ability to mentally visualize objects and spatial dimensions. As in architects and graphic artists. Engaged by teaching through drawings, verbal and physical imagery, and art and craft activities.

 

Body-Kinesthetic:

The wisdom of the body and the ability to control physical motion, like a dancer or a surgeon. Stimulated by physical activity, hands-on learning, acting out, puppetry, innovative and fun races, etc.

 

Musical-Rhythmic:

The ability to master music as well as rhythms, tones and beats, most commonly discernible in musicians and songwriters. Exposure to lyrics,speaking rhythmically, tapping out time, percussion instruments and live vocals.

 

Interpersonal:

The ability to communicate effectively with other people and to be able to develop relationships, seen in psychologists and marketing specialists.Developed through group activities.

 

Intrapersonal:

The ability to understand one’s own emotions, motivations, innerstates of being, and self-reflection, displayed commonly in entrepreneurs andtherapists. Tools include books, creative materials, prayer time.

 

Naturalist Intelligence:

The ability to recognize and categorize plants, animals and other objects in nature, highly developed in botanists, astronomers and anthropologists. Exploring the environment and field trips.

The Infant SSP Program (ISP) guides parents on how to bring up children right from the stage of conception. It specially deals with improving all the types of intelligences of the children from conception to 8 years. It also deals with the overall development of the child covering the physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual areas. On the whole, it makes parenting a great joy and an effortless process. At Freedom Park, elements of ISP are integrated into the sessions resulting in a greater benefit to child and mother.