Body & Nature Smart
BODY SMART – Your child thinks with movement and touch
‘Body smart’ children move when they are excited and need the freedom and space to do so as movement helps them learn and think creatively. They tend to
- enjoy outdoor games and physical activities like hiking, dancing, running
- process emotions through physical contact and physical activity
Family Game Night suggestion: Twister
CAUTION: It is important to show these children how to control their movements so they don’t interfere with or hurt other children.
NATURE SMART – Your child thinks with patterns
‘Nature smart’ children seem to naturally categorize items and information as they think with comparisons and contrasts. They tend to
- thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and easily observe patterns in nature – noticing shapes, designs, colors
- process emotions by being outdoors or being with a pet.
Family Game Night suggestion: backyard obstacle course or scavenger hunt
CAUTION: ‘Nature Smarts’ won't be awakened unless children are able to see, touch, smell, and feel the natural world. Parents should allow all children the opportunity to spend time outdoors, experiencing nature.