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Being obsessed with dinosaurs enhances kids’ intelligence (Psychology Spot)

Children’s passions and intense interests should be encouraged and supported, whatever it is in. It could be dinosaurs, astronomy or Paw Patrol, the interest and focus itself is good for them.

“In practice, this type of interests, especially those that demand a conceptual domain as is the case of dinosaurs, not only make that the child have more knowledge about a certain subject but also enhance perseverance, improve attention and enhance skills of complex thinking as the processing of information. It has also been proven that linguistic skills are significantly improved and are an indicator of high understanding.”

“Apparently, when children start studying, they have much less free time to devote to their “investigations”. To this is added that they understand that the school requires a broader knowledge but also more superficial and often their interests do not fit within the school curriculum, so they just end up abandoning them. Since intense interests are very positive for children, parents can continue to nurture that motivation at home. They should not only make sure that the child has time to continue deepening in what he or she is passionate about, but they should encourage him or her to find relationships between that interest and the subjects that he or she receives at school.”

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