Discover your child’s learning style–and maybe yours too (Nov. 17-24)

November 13, 2008

There’s a series of events coming up at several locations in the St. Louis Public Library system that will let kids have fun while parents gain valuable insights into their offsprings’ brains. The Multiple Intelligences Carnivals will have playful experiments that key in on different learning styles — thus allowing children to find out if they’re visual learners, linguistic/visual, logical/mathematical, bodily/kinesthetic, or musical. If you’re unfamiliar with the educational concept of multiple intelligences, check out the work of psychologist Howard Gardner of Harvard University; in the 1980s he pioneered research on the topic.

The first carnival will be at the Central Library from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 17). Others are at Machacek (Nov. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.), Julia Davis (Nov. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m.), Kingshighway (Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon) and Schlafly (Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon). They’re free and no advance registration is required — although if the results intrigue you, you’re naturally invited to check out a book or two on the subject!

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