Imagine a summer where you aced a sizzling new skill and came away with terrific takeaways – all from your own multiple intelligences. It can happen with a few adjustments – even in an ordinary day. Invite a teen to try it with you and add to the fun!
Start simply by doing one normal routine in a different way, and expect wonder to follow! Play with your pet for twenty minutes before breakfast, wear a bright new color, or invite a neighbor to lunch.
Play with multiple intelligences! Lately, I’ve been learning to juggle – a kinesthetic task that seems impossible until you break it down into doable increments. I’m at the final stages now. After three weeks of learning one small step at a time – I can toss three balls into the air and have begun to keep them flying like a real juggler.
Summer skill-building at the Mita Center often involve laughing at yourself – especially in the initial stages. For instance, are we making use of the brain’s brilliant ability to literally change itself – based on what one does?
Ask yourself the following question to add magic to your summer. What if I learned a new skill this summer that landed a TED invitation to teach the world?
A brain specialist would tell you that you’ll also stretch your working memory and add confidence to your mental health for the next cool venture you tackle. Not bad for a summer bonus for you and tools to teach a teen!