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Practical Intelligence and Why Your Child Needs It

 

Everyday, our kids are exposed to situations they need to solve with their practical intelligence. Also known as “street smarts,” practical intelligence helps our children analyze and determine the best solution to any given situation. These days, we need to see our kids step up more. It might be for a school task, something they face outdoors, or a circumstance at home. Wherever it may be needed, Hey Mom discusses the importance of developing your child’s practical intelligence so that he can be a quick thinker you can count on to step up when needed.

 

What is Practical Intelligence?

There are different types of intelligences: emotional, analytical, social, spiritual, and practical. The “common sense” intelligence is practical intelligence. A person develops this from learning from his past experiences and applying this knowledge to enhance what they know. When you use judgment quickly between yourself and your surroundings based on what you’ve learned, you are using your practical intelligence.

 

Tips To Develop Practical Intelligence:

 

Always begin with the right vitamins

Boost your child’s practical intelligence by giving them the right tools to get started. Give them vitamins that support your child’s complete intelligence – Nutroplex: The superior pedia multivitamin for quick thinkers that helps sharpen their minds for the development of their practical intelligence.

 

Nutroplex contains NutroTalino complex: a combination of Iron, Vitamin B complex, and Vitamin A. These are vital for transporting oxygen from the blood to the brain, faster processing of information, and clearer eyesight.

 

Your child will holistically develop his intelligence - not only his ability to think quick but also his ability to respond to situations he faces in life. You can count on your child to step up with Nutroplex.

 

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Be the example

Be the best role model for practical intelligence to your kids! Through you, they can learn to be dependable individuals not only at home but for the society as well. Teach your children how to help the family, other people, and the environment – doing household chores, being accommodating when needed by others, and recycling. These little things go a long way! Teach them how math can be applied to everyday life situations, most especially when you go grocery shopping and commute from one place to another. Teach them the value of money and how to save up during rainy days. Give them daily reminders on being aware and alert during times of storms or typhoons, earthquakes, and fire. Remind them that safety and security is important most especially when you are not with them. You can even learn first aid treatments together and make the learning experience a bond that you will never forget! Allow them to be independent so when the time comes that they need to face a situation, they will be ready.

 

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Let them discover things by themselves with your guidance

We can’t help but be overprotective sometimes, but for our kids to exercise their practical intelligence, we have to give them freedom to choose what to do. From here they’ll discover their capacities and learn from their experiences, may it be positive or negative.

 

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Help them learn from their mistakes

When you allow your child to discover things on their own,they will come across different outcomes, either good or bad. Don’t shield them from mistakes and let them learn from it. Explain to them the outcome of their actions calmly to help them remember. It’s a great way to develop practical intelligence, and they’ll master the methods to a solution from the experiences they’ve had.

 

A child that loses his allowance will now know to keep his money on a safe place, or a wound from rowdy play will make him remember to be extra careful next time.

 

With your help, your child can grow up not only as a street smart quick thinker but also, as an individual that his family and society can depend on. Remember to make Nutroplex your partner in this journey, so you’re your child will be a Batang Nutroplex: Buo ang Talino sa Isip, Salita at Gawa.

Rainy Day Indoor Play Guide

 

Kids love to play outside. The sunshine, breeze, and dry outdoors make every little experience unforgettable. But when raindrops start falling from the sky, the gloomy weather can dampen their playful spirits. Although they can’t go out and play, Hey Mom shares with you a list of few tricksyou can pull up your sleeves to bring the fun inside the house that your kids will surely look forward to.

 

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1. Run a treasure hunt.

Whether you have a big house or a modest one, a treasure hunt will always be lots of fun. Just let your imagination go wild. First, start off with a quest like finding a missing toy. Print clues and distribute it around the house or keep it in cupboards and jars. Let the children take turns to read the clue and let them perform the task such as roaring like the king of the jungle or jump like a kangaroo to get the next hint.  Make the clues rhyming and easy to understand. Join in on the adventure too and goof around with your kids, they’ll surely enjoy this treasure hunt if you’re part of the fun.

 

 

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2. Camp in the great indoors.

Every kid’s heart skips a beat when they hear camping, so tweak it a little bit and set it up indoors! Place the tent in the biggest and coziest room in the house, move furniture to the side, prop pillows on the floor, and enjoy food that only indoor camping can offer. Remember that it’s dark during camping so bring proper lighting such as flashlights and lanterns and stick glow-in-the-dark stars inside the tent. Bring board games and share exciting stories while enjoying hot cocoa and s’mores.

 

 

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3. Create your own play dough.

Nothing beats the experience of molding clay and the sensory benefits it offers. The soft material adjusts and reacts to every touch your child does. The feeling is magical to your little artist’s hands.  Instead of buying clay, ask them to help you make their own play dough. The ingredients are available in your kitchen and your kids will surely love making play dough from scratch.

 

Assemble the following:

1 cup water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup salt

1 tablespoon cream of tartar (optional, but it makes the dough last more than 6 months)

Food coloring

Saucepan

1 cup flour

 

Directions:

Mix water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring in a pan and heat until warm.

Remove the pan from heat and add flour. Stir, and then knead until smooth. Place dough in an airtight container.

 

 

4. Teach your child how to bake.

Encourage your little bakers as early as now to learn how to make delicious goodies and eat them too! Opt for the ready-to-bake mixes so that all they need to do is add water, do a little whisking, scoop the batter, put it in a tray or molds, and place it in the oven with your help. Bake and decorate cupcakes or use cute cookie cutters for fun cookie dough shapes and sizes. It’s a tasty and creative activity great with the cool weather.

 

 

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5. Have a movie marathon.

Dig up some classics like The Sound of Music and Wizard of Oz, and toss in new movie releases or their favorite films in there too. Spice up the fun with home made movie themed card games, charades, or Pictionary after each film. That, with lots of pillows, blankets, and a big bowl of popcorn, makes it into a family bonding experience.

 

 

Whatever activity you choose to do during this season, take in mind that your child will remember and appreciate how you turned a gloomy day into something bright, creative, and optimistic. Each activity encourages family bonding fun and will spark a different kind of excitement in your little adventurer’s mind. These tips may even make them look forward to the next rainy day.

Fight the Changing Times with Superior Immunity

 

These days, kids are exposed to so much. With virus scares, pollution, and potential illnesses threatening to affect our families, we must be ready for whatever life throws our way. Unfortunately, outside of building a giant bubble for your children to live in, there’s no way you can protect them from germs and viruses all the time, which is why strengthening their immune system is important. A superior immune system is essential for maintaining good health, fighting infection, and combating disease. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your child’s immune system is in fighting form.

 

A Healthy Diet

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The proper nutrients can boost the body’s production of white blood cells which are essential in

fighting infection. Whole foods like carrots, green beans, oranges, and strawberries are rich in vitamin C and carotenoids that will send that virus back where it belongs. Good nutrition can support the immune system in powerful ways.

 

Regular Exercise

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A sedentary lifestyle is not a healthy one. Make sure your kids are moving their bodies regularly. Research has shown that even as little as 30 minutes a day can help increase the body’s natural defense mechanisms against viruses and diseases. If you start them on a regimen of exercise early, it’ll be easier for them to maintain as they grow older. Show your kids that exercise doesn’t have to be boring - join them on a run, a bike ride, or in the pool. This won’t only help their immune system, but benefit their cardiovascular system as well.

 

Enough Sleep

 

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Stress is a big suppressor of immune function. Make sure your children are getting the rest they need. A regular bed time must be followed to ensure they get enough sleep to maintain a healthy immune system. A pre- to grade-schooler needs about 12 hours of sleep at night, and about nine to 10 hours of sleep by the time they enter their teens. Having trouble putting them to bed? Short naps in the afternoon might be a more viable alternative for getting them to catch those much needed z’s.

 

The Right Vitamins

Although the steps previously mentioned are all important in building a healthy and strong immune system, they are not enough and your kids will still be vulnerable to sickness. Due to stronger and more aggressive strains of viruses that threaten to spread these days, the worsening pollution, and the changing weather patterns, your children need a stronger supplement to ward these viruses away.

 

To ensure your children have a superior immune system, give them Ceelin Plus. It has Vitamin C PLUS ZINC for Proteksyong Plus. And through its unique ZincPlus technology that guarantees the right levels of vitamin C and Zinc, Ceelin Plus provides superior immunity protection so that sickness does not invade, become worse, or last long.

Make Ceelin Plus your child’s first line of defense against illnesses!

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