Winner, Best Books 2010
National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist in the Parenting Category
2009 Mom's Choice Award, Gold Recipient: ParentingGeneral Category
Winner, Living Now Book Award
Finalist, Glyph Book Award
Winner, National Best Books 2010 Award, Parenting/Family: Reference Category
Gold Winner, 2010 Readers Favorite Award, Non FictionParenting Category
Arranged in a clear and accessible format, this guide presents the latest research on how to develop a child's intellect. Written to help parents create an enriched environment in and outside the homethe discussion breaks intelligence down into several capabilities, including critical thinking, problem solving, general knowledge, reading skills, vocabulary, oral comprehension, math skills, spatial ability, curiosity, and creativity. This guide encourages parents to actively engage their children and provides lists of toys, books, construction sets, card games, and props for pretend play to stimulate their minds, and a chapter about television and computer use is provided. The book also includes a discussion of preschools to help parents decide if an early formal education is best for their youngsters.