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You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences

You're Smarter Than You Think: A Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized the way we think about being smart. Teachers are using multiple intelligences curricula in their classrooms. Multiple intelligences schools have opened in several states. But it’s not enough for adults to know about multiple intelligences. In true Free Spirit style, this new book helps kids understand Gardner’s theory, what it means to them, and how to make the most of their own abilities and potential.

In clear, simple language, Thomas Armstrong introduces the theory, explains the eight intelligences, and describes ways to develop each one. He tells young readers how to use all eight intelligences in school, build them at home, and draw on them to plan for the future. Resources describe related books, software, games, and organizations.

As kids read the book, try Tom’s ideas, and check out the resources, they stop asking “How smart am I?” and start asking “How am I smart?” This powerful learning tool is recommended for all kids—and all adults committed to helping young people do and be their best.

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  1. Tricia B "tmorgan84" said,

    Wrote on August 8, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Two Thumbs Up for the Multiple Intelligences, July 24, 2003
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    Tricia B “tmorgan84” (Irvine, CA United States) –

    This review is from: You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences (Paperback)

    This book based on Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences is a great resource for teachers and students alike. Its easy to read format, along with many helpful hints draws the reader in. The practicality of this book pertains to everyone because we all reflect our intelligence in different ways. This book helps the reader to understand the various intelligences, as well as how we can build upon our “smarts” and strengthen those areas that we may struggle with. You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences emphasizes that we are all intelligent and that we can grow to be more well rounded individuals by learning to use all of the multiple intelligences together since they are involved in everything that we do. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to find out how smart they really are, and chances are, you are probably smarter than you think.

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  2. Claudia Brilliant said,

    Wrote on August 8, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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    Less becomes more, July 31, 2006
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    Claudia Brilliant (Logan, UT United States) –
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    This review is from: You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences (Paperback)

    This book presents a practical guide to the theory of multiple intelligences in a kid friendly way. I really enjoyed it and sent a copy to my granddaughter, a precocious […], who has been fighting summer boredom by doing some of the activities in the book with her brothers and neighborhood friends. This book helps children be aware of different aspects of intelligence and how to enhance their learning by understanding themselves and the unique way they learn. The part I really liked? Children learn to challenge themselves to enhance their less preferred areas of intelligence. Wow! This book can be used to help children with self understanding and set goals for self improvement. I would especially recommend it to help young people who feel odd or different understand their strengths.

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  3. San Diego mom said,

    Wrote on August 9, 2012 @ 12:08 am

    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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    Easy to read and more…, December 4, 2008
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    San Diego mom (Half Moon Bay) –

    This review is from: You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences (Paperback)

    What I love about this book:

    1. Identifies the 8 kinds of intelligence discovered thus far, with a check list to help you identify “some of the ways you are smart.” I like how he is continually making the point that you have all the smarts, and you might identify with one or two more than the others. I think this helps you not feel like you have a label.

    2. Identifies the things you do everyday that show the way you are smart.

    3. Gives ideas for enhancing and expanding the way you are smart.

    4. Gives clear and fun ideas to help you learn the other ways to be smart.

    5. Gives ideas for possible careers you might enjoy as an adult, while using your “smart.”

    6. Provides additional resources for continuing your learning for each smart, including books, activities, and websites.

    This book is very well thought out and complete.

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