All Play Loft experiences reflect the many ways children learn. The Theory of Multiple Intelligences describes eight intelligences (featured below) that we all have and use in various combinations to understand, and learn about our world.
In his book, Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, Thomas Armstrong describes the eight intelligences this way (we have also used this information when designing our indoor play facility to assist children ongoing development needs):
Linguistic Intelligence: The ability to use words effectively, whether orally (e.g., as a storyteller, orator, or politician) or in writing (e.g., as a poet, playwright, editor, or journalist).
Logical-Mathematical Intelligence: The ability to use numbers effectively (e.g., as a mathematician, tax accountant, or statistician) and to reason well (e.g., as a scientist, computer programmer, or logician).
Spatial Intelligence: The ability to perceive the visual-spatial world accurately (e.g., as a hunter, scout, or guide) and to perform transformations upon those perceptions (e.g., as an interior decorator, architect, artist, or inventor).
Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence: Expertise in using one’s whole body to express ideas and feelings (e.g., as an actor, a mime, an athlete, or a dancer) and facility in using one’s hands to produce or transform things (e.g., as a craftsperson, sculptor, mechanic, or surgeon).
Musical Intelligence: The capacity to perceive (e.g., as a music aficionado), discriminate (e.g., as a music critic), transform (e.g., as a composer), and express (e.g., as a performer) musical forms.
Interpersonal Intelligence: The ability to perceive and make distinctions in the moods, intentions, motivations, and feelings of other people.
Intrapersonal Intelligence: Self-knowledge and the ability to act adaptively on the basis of that knowledge.
Naturalistic Intelligence: The ability to easily recognize and classify plants, animals, and other things in nature.
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