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Our schools and culture focus most of their attention on linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligence. We esteem the highly articulate or logical people of our culture. However, we should also place equal attention on individuals who show gifts in the other intelligences: the artists, architects, musicians, naturalists, designers, dancers, therapists, entrepreneurs, and others who enrich the world in which we live.

Unfortunately, many children who have these gifts don't receive much reinforcement for them in school. Many of these children, in fact, end up being labeled "learning disabled", "ADD (attention deficit disorder)" or simply underachievers, when their unique ways of thinking and learning aren't addressed by a heavily linguistic or logical-mathematical classroom.

The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University. It suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. Instead, Dr. Gardner proposed eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults. These intelligences are:

The theory of multiple intelligences proposes a major transformation in the way our schools are run. It suggests that teachers be trained to present their lessons in a wide variety of ways using music, cooperative learning, art activities, role play, multimedia, field trips, inner reflection, and much more.

We understand that each child possesses a spectrum of intelligences that are combined and used in personal ways. We at WeCare use the Multiple Intelligence approach personalizing education for each child by nurturing, applying, strengthening and developing the individual intelligences.

Some examples of the Multiple Intelligence activities that our trained teachers facilitate are:
  • Verbal Linguistic: story telling, journaling, pre-reading word and letter recognition
  • Musical Rhythmic: singing, playing with instruments, role-play to enact stories and patterns
  • Logical Mathematical: puzzles, manipulative, pattern games, number sequences
  • Visual Spatial: painting, drawing, multimedia, visual rich activities
  • Bodily Kinesthetic: dance, exercise, drama, role playing, clay modeling
  • Naturalist: outdoor nature collecting, comparison of natural elements
  • Intrapersonal: self paced independent work and exploration
  • Interpersonal: cooperative/partner activities, sharing, expressing
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