One of the best things you can do is learn how to raise precocious kids. This isn’t something that comes naturally for everyone and it is something that you need to help your kids do. As the job market continues to change as a result of increased usage of artificial intelligence and automation, children are going to need to be precocious and think for themselves. Unfortunately, schools aren’t teaching the skills that create inquisitive kids.
All learning, from mathematics to history to music, requires a bit of a precocious nature. Those who are naturally inquisitive and discover their topics of interest on their own are more likely to be perceived as precocious. The sooner your child is labeled with this title, the more likely they will be to see certain advantages. These students are rewarded and fast-tracked to success.
Now, you don’t need to enroll your child in extra classes, nor do you need to force them to read Anna Karenina over Harry Potter. Instead, you just can play games that enhance skills that your child already has.
Each child is born with the ability to recognize patterns and imitate what they see and acquire new talents. We see this when they begin learning to speak, walk, and play. MindFinity offers a methodology that builds upon this natural phenomena and teaches children the foundations of polymath thinking by playing short games. In as little as 5-minutes a day, your child can develop an Inventive IQ that helps them see mathematical and creative possibilities in everything.
How To Help Children Be Precocious
Children develop skills early on and continue to build on them as they age. Research has shown that children who learn the basics early are able to recognize patterns in their own lives, from the routines that they have established to the way that they approach problems, almost everything is established as they age. Over time, children can take these routines and approaches and apply them to new areas of their lives.
In particular, precocious children tend to learn new methods and recognize when they work and when they don’t. The very concept of numbers is abstract and requires a precocious nature to play with them and make them work. They will do this with blocks when they are younger and certain toys and games when they get older. When they do this, it shows that they see patterns, numeration, and abstract ideas, even if they cannot vocalize it just yet.
Your child starts to think for themselves when they are encouraged to be precocious, and this extends to more than just math and science. Precocious children are also better at writing, reading, history, arts, performance, and even sports. That precocious child excels in many areas of their education and even their social lives, becomes a true polymath.
These are the children that go on to become leaders and innovators. They are able to get jobs that require thinking and reasoning – the types of jobs that aren’t replaced by robots and AI.
How to Encourage Precocious Thinking
While many children are naturally precocious in their thinking, they seem to lose it along the way. You need to help encourage this type of thinking. It isn’t easy to do! The world is set up in such a way that precocious thinking isn’t encouraged or rewarded. However, you can do it by:
- Talking to your child
- Asking open-ended questions that help children think
- Helping your child ask better questions
- Playing offline games
To that last point, playing offline games is one of the best ways to help your child develop the type of thinking patterns that lead to being precocious. It isn’t an easy thing to do because most games teach them things they are already learning in school, focusing on rote memorization.
At MindFinity, we’ve discovered that children love learning when they are challenged and able to focus on something for a short period of time. The impact this has is just as great as studying for hours or taking extra classes. Games have always been amazing tools for parents, whether they were used to teach something or just to distract the kids. Children love being challenged and having something to solve, win, or figure out. This nurtures their precocious nature.
Our system builds on a child’s natural inclination towards curiosity and incorporates gameplay into it. Families who play MindFinity’s games can start to think in new, exciting ways on a deeper and bigger scale than ever before. You will start to see your child not only act smarter and perform better in school, but they will start to question and think about things on their own. You’ll be surprised what they come out with on a daily basis!
Even better, you can do this without adding busywork or homework to their days. When you do this, you encourage thinking as a natural part of their days and not something that is “extra.” You don’t want your child to feel stifled or limited because you pushed them too hard. While that may be beneficial in the short term, in the long term it can actually hurt their job and life opportunities.
There are tools that explain how to help children think abstractly, and MindFinity is one of the best. Based on Opher Brayer’s award-winning, multidisciplinary-talent acquisition methodology, MindFinity’s games will have your family dancing, drawing, making music, cooking, doing karate and much more, all while learning the foundations of polymath thinking. This can assist your child in developing talents in a variety of fields, all while cultivating an innovative and creative mind that is ready for the uncertainties of tomorrow’s job market.
Raise An Inquisitive Kid
As the world changes, the way people think and behave needs to change as well. The job market is only going to get more and more competitive, so we need to set our children up for success early. Those who think in inquisitive ways will go further and be able to adapt more easily. Gone are the days when someone could get a college degree and then get a good job. No, the most successful people of the future will be inquisitive, always working and learning. Interviewers and scouts are looking for inquisitive minds because they know that they will be useful as the world changes.
As more and more of our workforce is replaced by AI and computers, inquisitive thinking is a skill that will become necessary. By teaching your children how to acquire this skill now, instead of trying to reprogram their brains when they are older, you are saving them quite a bit of strife.
MindFinity: Helping To Raise Inquisitive Kids
If you want your child to start thinking in an inquisitive way you have to start small and give them something they can build on – don’t just heap information on them. Research shows that children who are better at recognizing and designing patterns tend to be better at thinking inquisitively and becoming precocious. When you sign your child up for MindFinity, you and your child will be playing games that have been specifically designed to teach pattern recognition and design.
Our system works in three steps:
- You learn to play simple games offline with your child.
- You play together for 5 minutes every day (that’s it!).
- Your child’s imagination grows as they discover ways to create their own games.
At the same time, playing MindFinity will help you to bond with your child. For those 5 minutes every day, you can sit with them and find out how their minds work, how they reason, and what goes on when they make decisions. It will give you the chance to focus on your own abstract and logical thinking. You will be amazed at how what they learn in 5-minutes can influence the rest of their day.
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