Easy Ways To Improve Your Kid’s IQ

As your child begins to show signs of learning, through interactions they experience on a daily basis, you might be mindful as a parent to give them the best learning environment possible. But just what should you do to stimulate your child’s mind? Here’s four simple methods you can try to help develop your child’s learning for a better IQ.

#1 Read to them

Part of increasing someone’s IQ is through expanding their imagination, and what better way to do this than by the power of books? Reading to your kid helps them create a world of possibilities in their mind, and this strengthens their brain muscle for better development of concepts.

Besides the simple effectiveness of verbal storytelling, enhance their learning experience with picture books. Through pictorial guidance along the way, younger ones will be better able to match words to images in their mind, which improves their IQ from an early age. Simple stories with math elements weaved into them also help to expand their abilities for both language and calculus.

Learning centres such as S.A.M (Seriously Addictive Mathematics) also provide various programmes for different aged groups with a focus on enriching knowledge through mathematics.

#2 Include mathematical topics in your interactions

Through your everyday conversations with your little one, they’re already picking up on learning elements. Take advantage of this fact and develop their brain further with mathematical information thrown in casually.

Saying sentences like “I will let you watch two cartoons at 6PM”, or “Do you want one apple or two?” firms up their understanding of different concepts. Soon enough, they will react faster to your questions, and even grow to requesting for what they want in specific quantities.

#3 Expand their horizons

Creativity plays an integral part in improving your child’s IQ, which you can still practice through your own imagination. Turn everyday objects into fun scenarios for your kid, such as making a spoon pretend to be an aeroplane while feeding them, stationery transformed into cartoon characters, or paper planes as fighter jets in the sky. Having various ways to tell stories will certainly make children more receptive to their surroundings and learn better!

#4 Let them practice what they watch

Whether it’s on traditional television or on YouTube, letting kids watch educational shows that encompass different educational topics in moderation is an easy way for them to learn. After all, didn’t most of us grow up on Sesame Street and Barney and Friends? The ages of 3 to 6 years old are vital for kids’ learning, as that’s when their brain development is at the most.

But learning from the TV isn’t sufficient either. Learners should put what they watch into practice, and a small class where they get to hone their new abilities such as counting and telling time will do them a world of favours in improving their IQ.


Singapore Math Heuristics: Draw a Table, Make Suppositions and Use Before-After Concept

Heuristics, in the context of problem-solving, are a set of strategies to help students solve mathematical problems. Although problem-solving is by and large the process of working towards a goal to which a solution may not be immediately present, it is important that problem solvers (or students) are not only aware of what they are […]

Singapore Math Heuristics: Solve Part of the Problem, Simplify the Problem and Work Backwards

Problem-solving in mathematics helps children develop reasoning and communication skills that are transferrable and important life skills. Reasoning is required on three levels when children solve word problems. First, they use reasoning to recognise what information is provided or missing. Then, they use reasoning to figure out what information they need to find. Finally, they […]

Singapore Math Heuristics: Make A Systematic List, Guess And Check, Restate The Problem In Another Way

The skills children pick up in math are indispensable; they can be applied to other academic subjects and to solve real-world problems in their daily lives and future work. The Singapore Math curriculum focuses on problem solving. Through problem solving, children develop thinking skills such as creative thinking and critical thinking. When children analyse math […]

Singapore Math Heuristics: Act It Out, Draw A Diagram, Look For Patterns

In part one of our Singapore Math Heuristics series, we gave an overview of the 12 heuristics in Singapore Primary Math syllabus, with tips from the curriculum team at Seriously Addictive Mathematics (S.A.M) on how to solve various math word problems using them. To recap, heuristics are methods or strategies students can use to solve complex […]