Inspired by Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, which states that intelligence in children is not just a single, static quality, at Miniland we develop educational toys that help enhance children’s different intelligences simultaneously.
Our creative team, in collaboration with teachers and educators, develops educational products focusing on one main intelligence and several secondary ones, creating playful experiences that are aimed at developing 21st-century skills.
8 types of intelligences
Body & Movement
The kinesthetic intelligence Is the ability to use the body to express feelings and ideas, as well as the ability to produce or transform things with your hands. It is the intelligence that both athletes and dancers have, as well as artists, mechanics and surgeons.
Capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one’s goals.
Naturalist intelligence fosters curiousity about living things and the planet. Some topics that might be interesting to the naturalistically intelligent kids are plants, animals, weather, oceans, and mountains.
Logical Thinking & Math
Logical-mathematical intelligence consists of the capacity to carry out mathematical operations, analyse problems logically, and investigate issues scientifically - it involves the ability to detect patterns, reason deductively and think logically.
Rythm & Melodies
Musical intelligence is dedicated to how skillful kids are performing, composing, and appreciating music and musical patterns.
Capacity to know oneself and to know others is an inalienable a part of the human condition. Social intelligence is an aggregated measure of self- and socialawareness, evolved social beliefs and attitudes, and a capacity and appetite to manage complex social change.
Speaking & Listening
Linguistic intelligence deals with individuals’ ability to understand both spoken and written language, as well as their ability to speak and write themselves. In a practical sense, linguistic intelligence is the extent to which an individual can use language, both written and verbal, to achieve goals. It can also been linked to improved problem solving, as well as to increased abstract reasoning.
Visual & Spatial Perception
The ability to accurately perceive the visual world and to re-create, manipulate and modify aspects of one’s perceptions. Visual-spatial intelligence deals with shapes, patterns, designs and the entire spectrum of colour - and with the placement and relationship of objects in space, including distance and direction. It includes our capacity to visualise, dream and imagine.
Our toys and resources promote education in multiple ways, challenging children to learn in a balanced, evolving way that goes beyond today’s educational standards.2
They enable teachers to teach from the perspective of multiple mental frameworks while identifying each child’s innate abilities, talents, and intelligences.
They help to reach and overcome the different stages of cognitive development through the approach of multiple mental frameworks while identifying each child’s abilities.4
Children will be able to put what they learn into practice, both inside and outside the classroom, developing a deep level of understanding from multiple angles.5
Miniland teach&play combines experiences of physical and digital play.
Teach&play is a pedagogical method that encompasses Miniland's entire digital educational library, providing digital games, activities and educational guides for educators and primary students with the aim of encouraging learning experiences that combine physical and digital play using pedagogical models based on active play and gamification.
1 Teach&play promotes thrilling, multiple and collaborative learning experiences.
2 It favors evolutionary learning and immersion in content through curiosity and experimentation.
3 Teach&play combines physical and digital play, founded on pedagogical models such as “active play”, “game-based learning” and “learning by doing”.
4 Teach&play is teacher-friendly and ready to use, designed by educators for educators, to be applied in the classroom right from the start. Dedicate more time to what is truly important.
Over 150 games
- Health and Nutrition.
- Emotional education and diversity.
- Language and Arithmetic.
- Animals and Nature.
- Handling and Building.
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