Teaching children through the intelligence: Interpersonal

Interpersonal intelligence is the way in which we relate to other people. It is that which regulates and promotes our capabilities collaborate, cooperate, communicate, and make us to understand by all possible means at our disposal. By Koncha pines-Pey for space MIMIND.


Interpersonal high like a child who has an intelligence speak much, explain everything that happens to you in life; his life is based on what happens. It is typical to after a day at school that runs to tell you how went it with that companion, who stuck to each other, what spoke in the courtyard. Children with interpersonal intelligence social beings by nature. For them, it is very important that your communication skills do not inhibit and to provide spaces that provide them with the opportunity to learn more interesting things.

Strengths of children with high interpersonal intelligence

  • They love to be with people and they relate with them very well.
  • They prefer to work as a team to do a particular task.
  • They are leaders by nature.
  • They show concern, empathy and compassion for each other, the world worried.
  • They are very good and working to arguing.

The activities that children with interpersonal intelligence prefer

  • Working with other children, especially the younger or more older than them.
  • Ask and learn about other people, countries and situations.
  • Activities involving collaboration.
  • They love to talk about everything that happens to them with each other.
  • They help the others if they can.
  • They interact with the family.
  • They are able to follow the rules, make the rules and change them if you let them.

How can we help these children, they are natural leaders, so that they can learn with others, and do not inhibit:

  • Beam to be found with other children, to make specific projects: a play, a raffle of old things, ecology projects...
  • Give them tasks which can show his skills of leadership and natural interaction.
  • Expose them to a variety of people and situations, so they further develop their skills.
  • Make and play roles, characters and situations...
  • That explain you what they have learned or discovered, listen carefully and interacts with them - they need to involve you.
  • Take them travel, or simply walking to a place unfamiliar and observes how relate to persons, animals or situations that is discovering.
  • Give them the responsibility of managing an area of the home to work, for example to ensure that there is always some things on your website, or organize the next party.
  • Tries to discover who can be "good friends of learning" for your child and remains with them.

Toys and materials

  • Notebooks, pens, pencils, slates.
  • Recorder to record their thoughts, interviews...
  • Games that require cooperation with each other, not necessarily competitive.
  • Video camera for older people.
  • Access to the internet to discover, learn, and then explaining to others.
  • Participate in sports, camps, etc.
  • Team sports.

Examples of How to teach various subjects children with high interpersonal intelligence


  • To teach adding and subtracting, kitchen with them, measured ingredients, salt looking for them to market, I calculate everything and meanwhile let him to talk.
  • To teach them the dimensions, say that they draw a graph, put it on the wall or prepare a lecture on the topic.


  • Get a role on different astronomers - Ptolemy, Copernicus and Galileo - game and see representing how evolved the planetary theory of everything that revolved around the Earth, and then around the Sun.
  • Take them to a factory or local industry and allow them to ask different managers or engineers on what they do, as they do, etc.
  • It takes a book of animals and llevates to the zoo with a friend and argues about each animal, what they know, how they live, talk to that you'll find.


  • Get the child to talk about a country, with speeches, charts, maps or expressing themselves with their body.
  • Take it to Google Earth and a journey to unknown landscapes.


  • Get a scenario where the child learns a lesson, while you do yours student. Ask him to teach you what you've learned.
  • Get to write a dialogue between two characters of antiquity which he admire, or characters in the future.


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By • 6 Aug, 2013 • section: General