5 Ways to Boost Your Child’s IQ

by RobertKeith

As parents, we want nothing more than for the quality of our children’s lives to be better than our own.

As parents, we want nothing more than for the quality of our children’s lives to be better than our own. Smart parents know that a quality education plays a key role in the jobs we find and thus affects the quality of our everyday lives. Education truly begins in the home, and it is imperative to begin stimulating children’s minds from a young age. They are knowledge sponges when they are young, and by actively engaging your children, you can increase their learning power and give them an advantage in life. You can actually improve your child’s IQ with these five activities:

1. Read Together –

Buy picture books for kids! They are filled with rich language, rhyme schemes, visual patterns, and exciting new words that entice children, foster a love of reading, and propel IQs to the next level. Read them to your child daily. WebMDstates this simple act provides face-time with your children and is critical in boosting brain power.

2. Stay Active as a Family –

 John Medina, author of Brain Rules for Baby, states that exercise boosts brain activity by aiding with problem-solving, planning, and attention skills. Medina also says that the best results come from exercising with your children. Get outside for a walk, a bike ride, or take your children to the park to play. The interaction and connections you make with them are priceless and so is the IQ boost.

3. Use Sign Language –

 John Medina, author of Brain Rules for Baby, states that exercise boosts brain activity by aiding with problem-solving, planning, and attention skills. Medina also says that the best results come from exercising with your children. Get outside for a walk, a bike ride, or take your children to the park to play. The interaction and connections you make with them are priceless and so is the IQ boost.

4. Diets Rich in Omega-3s –

Proper nutrition is vital for young bodies and minds to function at their best. Natural News reported that foods rich in Omeg-3 fatty acids improve communication between brain cells by making the cells more fluid. Eat healthfully while you are pregnant. If you do not breastfeed, make sure your child’s formula is fortified with DHA, and try to prepare meals that incorporate fish and other foods rich in Omega-3s to boost your child’s brain powers.

5. Have Conversations –

Have talkathons! Incite conversations and have real discussions with your children about, well….anything. Start conversations about their day, friends, interests, Legos, or whatever they find stimulating. You can talk in the car while going places or at the dinner table. Dr. Phil says that what comes of the conversations are children who feel valued and that they are smarter, well-adjusted, and more intelligent. 

Investing time in your children will yield tremendous brain benefits for them that will last a lifetime. Make sure to spend quality time with them every day, form bonds with them, and watch them grow into intellectually invigorated adolescents. 

Updated: 04/27/2016, RobertKeith
 
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