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Children Multiple Intelligences that Enrich Our Life - Inspirational Story

Updated on March 31, 2016

Children Intelligences

All children have specific intelligences and talents. Some children are smart in Math and others in Music, Sport, language, etc. There is no a child with perfect intelligences, a child has some prominent intelligences, but has weakness in others. Brian is very smart in language and music, but he must be just average in other subjects. Parent should understand it wisely. Let their talent decide what they would be in the future. Let us be a friend to assist or help them to develop their intelligences.

Psychologist Howard Gardner (1943- ) has identifying eight Multiple Intelligence of human in his book Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice (1983 & 1993). We can say in simply as Talent. The eight Multiple Intelligences: Linguistic intelligence, Logical-Mathematical, Musical, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Visual-Spatial, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, and Naturalist intelligence. Each child generally has two or three prominent talents or multiple intelligences. If you would like to know more about your children’s Multiple Intelligences, find out here: Mom and Dad, Help Me to be a Smart Kid, Please! Based on Multiple Intelligences.

Eight types of Multiple Intelligences based on Psychologist Howard Gardner
Eight types of Multiple Intelligences based on Psychologist Howard Gardner | Source

Understanding our children’s Multiple Intelligences will help us to enhance children intelligences and talents. I hope this inspirational story will enrich our life, develop our empathy when children fail in some subject, and appreciate and motivate them to be success with their talent. Love is strong motivation and it all they need. Love makes them more has courage to overcome their fail.

Inspirational Story

First Story. Someday a father and his six year old little child had a conversation. His father asked little child while they are playing. The father would like to know how intelligence of his child.

Here one of the questions:

“Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Mango, and Violet. Which one is different?” asked the father.

The child thinking for a while and then with big smile he answer, “Mango…!” and laugh very hard.

“Why your answer is ‘Mango’?” asked the father.

His child answered it confidently and made his father laugh.


Second Story. In other day, the father asked his six year old child, “Car, House, Bicycle, and Wagon. What is the different?”

The child thinking for a while and then with big smile he answer, “House…!” and laugh very hard too.

“Why your answer is ‘House’?” asked the father.

His child answered it confidently and made his father laugh again.

Note: Please, try to answer the two questions above. We are going to compare adult logical thinking (father) and his children logical thinking, and of course, with our logical too.

Inspiration from Children Intelligences

The father is curious to find out why his child’s answer is ‘Mango’ and ‘house’. The child has his own argument. His wife who heard husband laugh came and joining the conversation. His wife asked him why he and child laughing together so happily. The father is laughing hard because his logical thinking totally different with his child.

About the first story, what is different in “Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Mango, and Violet”, the father explains to his wife:


“For the first time, I thought my child answered ‘Mango’ because he knows ‘Mango’ is not the name of colors, but name of fruit” said the father. “But his argument is totally different. He said that why he answer is ‘Mango’ because after Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue… then is Indigo, not Mango, because there is no mango in rainbow color.” Child logical is based on sequence of Rainbow colors. What a wonderful intelligence, didn’t it?

Father, how about this one?
Father, how about this one? | Source

“And what his reason for second question?” asked the mother.

“I thought his answer is ‘house’ because house is not a type of vehicles. But his argument is different too. He said that why his answer is ‘house’ because house has no a wheel. How a smart answer,” explained the father.

The mother laughs then. How wonderful intelligence inspiration story.

How much is 2 - 3 ?

In others day, the mother is curious to test his child intelligence. While playing with his child, she ask a question about simple Math.

“How much is 3 - 2?” asked the mother.

“One...!” answered the child.

“Smart boy…!” said the mother.


“Now, how much is 2 - 3?” asked the mother. She knows that her child did not learn about negative number in school yet.

The child tried counting with his finger and his mouth mumble. Her mother waits and smiles.

“Ups, 2 - 3 cannot be!” he answered.

“Yes it can,” said the mother.

The child confuses and thinks again. He tried to count with his finger. He smile and with confidence he answer, “Yeah..! 2 - 3 is 1. Yea, one,” he smile and laugh.

The mother just laughing and did not want to correct his child answer. Let him know it someday that 2 - 3 is -1 (negative one).

Bonus: Multiple Intelligences for Your Kid

Let our children learn based on his intelligences or talents. All kids are smart. All child should learn based on his prominent multiple intelligences --not our intelligences style or types. Do not force them to be what we want to, but better what they want with their talent with our assistance and appreciation.


As Ignacio Estrada ever said, "If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”

Good luck to help your child to be smart and wise generation. If you want to learn about Multiple Intelligences based on Howard Gardner, and some good tips, here they are:


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    • Esrom Art profile imageAUTHOR

      Esrom Aritonang 

      7 years ago from Indonesia

      Wonderful. I am glad that this hub gave you insight and you enjoy it. Thank a lot, RebekahElle.

    • rebekahELLE profile image


      7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      I enjoyed reading this hub! I love the logic of children. Your examples here are delightful. I have worked for many years with young children and they never cease to amaze me with their questions and discoveries. Thanks for sharing!


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