Teaching children through the intelligences: linguistic

Linguistic intelligence is the way in which we use language to express our thoughts and feelings clearly, in such a way that others can understand us, understand us and even enjoy together. It can be written or verbal. An integrated part is than traditionally called the "conventional intelligence" and is easy to understand for everyone. By Koncha pines-Pey for space MIMIND.

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A child who dominates the linguistic intelligence offers many opportunities for parents and teachers to encourage their learning.

Children who are strong in linguistic intelligences...

  • They understand words and language very well, and have a rich vocabulary.
  • They use the language well and can learn the rules of the language quickly.
  • They use language to think, remember, or create.
  • They can express themselves both orally and written.

Like these children:

  • Read books,
  • Which they are oral histories, or listen to them on CD or audio.
  • Write poems, short stories, having a diary.
  • Like go to the newsstand and look at magazines, newspapers, or stories.
  • The games of words, sudokus, crosswords...
  • Public speaking or listening to the problems of the others.
  • Read aloud.

How to help children with language intelligence:

For those children who have a higher than average linguistic intelligence, either in the form of written or oral Word, the best ways to help them learn and analyse the information are:

  • Give them books on various topics.
  • Facilitate access to libraries or the internet to research.
  • Encourage to read the newspaper and to draw up questions about what has interested him.
  • Ask that they tell what they see to his around, what did this morning, as I was in college.
  • Constructing stories that involve different parts of the body, with different dialogues.
  • Create stories, songs, poems or stories by themselves - or with a little help-.
  • Encourage them to have a secret diary.

Toys and more interesting materials for children who have a dominant linguistic intelligence are: books, notebooks, pencils, pens, newspapers, magazines, word games, dictionaries.

An example of how to teach various subjects to children with linguistic intelligences.


  • To teach them to add and Subtract numbers forget, get to tell a story with two characters. They need to pass something to understand the logical processes.
  • When for example you have to do an equation, ask them to sing or dance numbers from the operation you have to carry out.


  • To teach the gravity, is to invent the story of an Apple that lives in a tree and found with Newton.
  • To talk of renewable energy sources: ask them that they invent a tale or a drawing on if there were no gasoline or electricity.


  • Teach them different basic words: Hola, adios, what about these... in different languages, and beam who associated them with the countries.
  • Go of climbing and ask them that as go climbing describe what see: the land, the vegetation, the rocks...


  • Get to describe the changes of clothing that has occurred in the last century.
  • It tells the story of a drop of water that travels through a river, to meet the country's rivers.


That you coordinate a story with the body, the voice and movement.

Reinterpret the verbal intelligence or Linguistics will allow our children or students to express what they think or feel good is written, spoken or narrated form. To do this there must be a consensus code; for example, the same language, or a set of symbols or codes that allow you to communicate. Another very interesting exercise with children is to create its own language, rules, etc...

This intelligence is mainly located in the left hemisphere. Connected to Broca's area, it allows the understanding of spoken and written language. Verbal, being intelligence considered so important in our culture, is linked to feelings of self-esteem. So if the child feels that it is expressed well, feel well. Therefore, we must create conditions for children to express themselves according to their means and abilities with this intelligence.

In this regard, I propose that even if you have a child or student with dyslexia or a language disorder, you help him to verbal intelligence to emerge in other ways: using other intelligences as a platform. For a child with language disorders it is very important to be able to express themselves, but sometimes just that is what cannot. Therefore, learn to listen, to tell then, dancing as read, to make letters with clay... can give important skills of self-esteem that will help you to think, learn, solve problems and ultimately communicate and create their own verbal language.


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By • Jun 21, 2013 • section: General