18 Ways to Raise Smart Kids

It’s every parent’s intention, wish, and bragging right to have intelligent offspring. Of course, there’s no formula to magically produce smart children, but some parents try their hardest to make their child the smartest out of the bunch.

Decades of scientific research gone towards understanding what produces “smart kids” and today on Healthversed, we will share with you 18 ways raise your children to be top of their class. Is it smarts? Is it talent? Is it really the often mentioned but vague concept of IQ?

1. Interacting with Your Kids

It may have stiff competition from the Internet and video games, but actually interacting with your children, be it positive physical reinforcement or sharing in their hobbies, can have a positive effect on their intellectual growth. For example, scientists have observed that babies who were not cuddled or played with had stunted brain growth. Another example, researchers have connected cooking with your children and enhanced math and motor skills.

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2. Read Books with Your Children

Reading books is one of the most important activities in helping your children grow. Reading books out loud with your child when they’re young, even if they don’t understand every word, has been shown to give them a head start in developing language skills. Because of this head start, these kids are more likely to develop a lifelong interest in reading, do well in school, and succeed in adult life.

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3. Exposure to a Variety of Things

Sights. Sounds. Questions. Conversations. Exposing kids to a wide variety of scenarios will help develop both sides of their brain. Try playing games or working through math problems together to engage your child’s left brain while developing the right side of the brain through more creative ventures like arts and crafts.

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