When you walk into Grow With Us Learning Academy, you’re walking into an active work zone. From arrival until dismissal, our students engage fully in hands-on educational experiences.
Where will your word-loving listener fit in?
Children who love reading, writing, and words display linguistic verbal intelligence. They gravitate toward stories and language. While some children are playing with blocks, these children prefer to play with words!
Are you curious about what a day in school might be like for your linguistic-verbal learner?
Read on to find out more about learning through language in preschool.
What Is Linguistic Verbal Intelligence?
In the 1980s, psychologist and researcher Howard Gardner identified eight “intelligences.” These are ways to categorize how children learn best. Linguistic-verbal intelligence emphasizes written and oral language skills, including listening, reading, and writing.
Qualities of Children with Linguistic-Verbal Intelligence
Children with linguistic verbal intelligence tend to excel in traditional classroom settings. They are keen listeners who easily understand new concepts. You might have a linguistic-verbal preschooler if your child can explain a concept after watching a single video.
Verbal and linguistic learners share a few traits in common. Here are some examples of verbal linguistic intelligence:
- Strong listening skills
- Love listening to stories
- Can retell stories without prompting
- Pick up new words and concepts quickly
- Can recount conversations
- A knack for identifying and completing rhymes
- An interest in environmental print
- Can follow multi-step directions
- Enjoy counting and learning words in other languages
- Tell stories that make sense
All children have strengths and weaknesses. The traits above reflect only one form of intelligence.
With that said, these learners tend to do well on standardized assessments. For example, they may score well on written tests.
What Is Verbal Intelligence in Preschool?
A quality early childhood classroom is a developmentally appropriate environment. Learning is hands-on. Your child’s teacher will create opportunities for all learners to thrive.
Children with linguistic-verbal intelligence might enjoy the following activities in preschool:
- Listening to read-aloud stories
- Exploring new books in the classroom library
- Joining in on singalongs and fingerplays
- Reciting and memorizing poems and nursery rhymes
- Building alphabet puzzles
- Stamping simple words in play-doh
- Applying letter-sound knowledge in the writing center
Verbal-linguistic children are often leaders during circle time. They readily participate in discussions about stories. Often, they model critical thinking for peers with other strengths.
Nurturing Children with Verbal Linguistic Intelligence
Preschool exposes children to a variety of diverse learners. Early childhood teachers are experts at creating activities for every child in the classroom. If your child displays linguistic verbal intelligence, they’ll love going to school at Grow With Us Learning Academy!
At Grow With Us, our goal is to help your child thrive. We use two different curriculum programs to meet every learner’s needs. Contact us today to set up a tour and see our little learners in action!