Welcome! I’m Karen O’Leary, author and creator of Genius Journals™.
Inspired by the Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Genius Journals™ are prompted journals created to inspire creativity and encourage all children to share their unique voices!
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Children have different learning styles also known as Multiple Intelligences. When a child knows their learning style it increases their self-esteem and self-advocacy skills. Answer a few questions to help identify your child's area of strength.
Play To (and With!) Your Kids' Strengths
As a special educator for 17 years, I loved creating accessible materials for my students. I decided to create Genius Journals for children to elevate their voices through writing. By identifying your child's multiple intelligences, children are able to build self-esteem because they are aware of their strengths. I have seen writing be a stumbling block for children in schools. They are challenged by narrowing down topics to write about. They become uncertain about what to share and have a tendency to get blocked when it comes to writing.
When children write what they are passionate about they build their self-esteem and self-love. Children then learn to self-advocate about their learning style and learning needs. This experience encourages positive feelings to pour into other areas of their lives.