Here’s the second blog about the smarts that ends with a brilliant, short video by  Diana Waring. Last week’s was the introduction. Today’s is about being body smart. Her video is so much fun. You’ll want to watch it with your children. I love what she says about how people who are body smart can use their strengths. Love it!

When being body smart, we think with movement and touch. This is why I may get great insights when working out in the fitness center with my trainer. You may think of new ideas while emptying the dish washer, folding laundry, driving to work, or walking up the stairs. What about your children?

Body-smart children learn best when we allow them to move. Keeping their hands busy helps. So often they’re told to “put that down” and “sit still and look at me.” For this and other reasons, way too many children with body-smart strengths don’t feel good about themselves. They often don’t believe they’re smart. This concerns me and I bet it concerns you.

Listen to Diana’s video with all of this is mind. Then watch it again with your kids and let Diana’s fun way of teaching truths stimulate a conversation. There’s great advice here you can use. Let us know how it goes!

[callout]Diana’s Biographical Sketch

Diana Waring is one of the pioneers of homeschooling. For nearly three decades she has been an author and speaker to the international homeschool movement. Diana is the author and publisher of the History Revealed curriculum, the Experience History Through Music series (William T. Anderson authored one of the titles in this series), Beyond Survival, Reaping the Harvest, and numerous world history and homeschool encouragement audio CDs. She is a video blogger, blogger, columnist for The Homeschool Minute, guest writer at The Old Schoolhouse magazine, curriculum writer, singer/composer, actress/playwright, wife, and homeschool mom.[/callout]