Through research, Howard Gardner, a professor of psychology at Harvard University, listed 20 manifestations of children’s potential intelligence in daily life for parents.
- being good at describing in words the various sounds they hear.
- often reads a story aloud to the child, and if you change a word in it, the child will say it was mispronounced and correct it.
- likes to tell stories to people, and does so in a colorful way.
- likes to ask strange questions, such as why people can’t fly, etc.
- likes to sort toys into categories and put them together by size or color.
- likes to sing along with the playing of musical instruments.
- enjoys listening to the sounds made by various musical instruments and can accurately determine what instrument it is based on the sound.
- can accurately memorize poems and musical pieces often played on television.
- is good at distinguishing directions and rarely gets lost.
- remembers the names of passing stops or road signs clearly when riding in a car and mentions to you when they have been to the place before.
- likes to write and draw in the east and outline various objects in a realistic way
- likes to do things on his own and learns many things as soon as he can
- particularly enjoys imitating the actions of dramatic characters or the dialogue
- is good at understanding parents’ moods and appreciating their sorrows and joys
- is generous, graceful and polite.
- says things like “he looks like someone” when he sees a stranger.
- is good at linking behavior and feelings, such as saying, “I did that because I was angry.” (a)
- is good at judging what to do and what not to do.
- is good at discerning small differences between objects.
- likes to fiddle with flowers and plants and tease small animals, but has little interest in toys in general.
If the child has outstanding performance in items 1, 2 and 3, he/she may have language talent.
If 4 and 5 are outstanding, the child has an aptitude for logic-numeracy.
If bars 6, 7, and 8 are outstanding, the child may be a musical talent.
if 9, 10 or 11 are outstanding, a rich spatial imagination
if 12 and 13 are outstanding, the child may have high physical-motor intelligence; if 14, 15 and 16 are outstanding, the child has good intelligence in interpersonal relations
if 17 and 18 are outstanding, the child has good self-awareness
If 19 and 20 are outstanding, the child has a clear advantage in natural observation intelligence.